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What have you done with your T in August ?

Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:23 pm

This week I made some boxes to hold magnets.
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Post by Susanne » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:48 pm

Oh, that is NICE!! Well done, and somehow I suspect an improvement over the original!!

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:27 pm

Thanks Susanne. I haven't built any bodies or coil boxes lately and had to get my woodworking fix. Those rusty coils don't deserve a box like that. :lol:
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Post by Mark Gregush » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:09 am

Took the Simmons off the 21 and put the Kingston back on. The Simmons is having a flooding issue. When the Simmons isn't flooding, runs out pretty good.
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Post by Aussie16 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:12 am

Been working on finishing my 1916 Pickup project.Hopefully will be driving soon. Need to get the rear fenders on, glass in the windshield, windshield support rods fitted,fit all the lamps and do some wiring.
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Post by CudaMan » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 am

Looking good! :)
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Post by Its_Always_T_Time » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:06 am

Drive around town and give people rides in her!

I just got a U-joint grease cup and removed the bolt that closed the hole and put in the cup. Put about 4.5 cups of grease into the U-joint and removed it and replaced the bolt since the driveshaft is upside down and the cup gets in the way of the handbrake bar (not sure what it’s called). I removed the old horn that didn’t work and replaced it with a Klaxon 8C ahooga horn.
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Post by Atomic Amish » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:46 am

Drove up to Bay City on Friday and picked up some pieces to repair the 'improved' frame I got from a friend for free.

It'll be a chance to brush up on my welding skills. ;)
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Post by Retro54 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:24 pm

After body being separated from frame for a little over a year, we placed them back together after a thorough mechanical review of the chasis. Fenders, running boards and splash apron were removed when i got it. This the the first time this cut down touring has had the body and those parts on the frame together since sometime in 1965.
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Post by Richard Instness » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:26 pm

Aussie16 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:12 am
Been working on finishing my 1916 Pickup project.Hopefully will be driving soon. Need to get the rear fenders on, glass in the windshield, windshield support rods fitted,fit all the lamps and do some wiring.
What a terrific little pickup. You have a great sense of proportion and detail. Well done!

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Post by RustyFords » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:42 pm

Retro54 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:24 pm
After body being separated from frame for a little over a year, we placed them back together after a thorough mechanical review of the chasis. Fenders, running boards and splash apron were removed when i got it. This the the first time this cut down touring has had the body and those parts on the frame together since sometime in 1965.
It really has a great look to it Andrew....I love it.
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Post by Retro54 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:48 pm

RustyFords wrote:
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It really has a great look to it Andrew....I love it.
Thanks! It's going to be a fun little pickup once we are done with it, wearing it's working cloths just like a farmer in 1920-somthing would have done. And likely did do.

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Post by Jim_PTC_GA » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:13 am

So far this month I've added a battery disconnect under the vehicle, doing it on the battery is a real pain in the butt. I learned along time ago on the farm never store a vehicle with the battery connected. Fire can happen, damn chipmonks.

I also change two bad springs on the transmission. I wish I had done it when I had the hogs head off but didn't realize how bad they were until I went to adjust the new band's. I want to thank who ever it was that suggested stuffing foam in the transmission when doing this. This kept me from losing the nuts and washers. If I ever do this again I'm gonna hire a child to reach in there and put those things back on. Ugh
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Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Post by Jeff Perkins » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:04 pm

Retro54 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:24 pm
After body being separated from frame for a little over a year, we placed them back together after a thorough mechanical review of the chasis. Fenders, running boards and splash apron were removed when i got it. This the the first time this cut down touring has had the body and those parts on the frame together since sometime in 1965.
Yours looks somewhat like mine....I like your cut off touring!
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Post by Jeff Perkins » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:08 pm

After a 20+ year hiatus I got this recently purchased 1919 running......
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Post by VowellArt » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:39 pm

Let it set in the garage and get dusty.
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Actually it is sawdust, from having to replace the bottom board under my kitchen sink, which made sort of a mess in my garage. And my poor car caught the worst of it. If it weren't so bloody hot out there I'd take her out and wash and wax her, well one of these days I may find another round-2-it and may use it to clean her up nice. :)


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Post by Virtus » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:56 pm

A nice sunny day, 94 degrees Fahrenheit, in sunny Sussex. A trip to Copford Sawmills to collect 2 large oak posts. The truck was much admired by the sawyer and his father. Despite several steep hills the old girl behaved impeccably. Fortunately we don't see any Amish to race against as most of the roads around here are single carriageway and only 8 feet wide! An enjoyable outing.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:32 pm

Oh ya, working as they should. Thanks Paul for the photos. Great looking truck. Glad to see it gets to stretch its legs.


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Post by StanHowe » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:20 pm

Sent two carburetors to Australia, some parts to Germany, an OF to Texas, a Holley G to Ohio. Have two ready for a box, answered a bunch of phone calls and emails, drove by my t several times and thought "I was going to do some work on it this summer,"

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Post by KWTownsend » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:49 am

I replaced a rattley loose crankshaft pulley on my 1915 with one of Bob's new aluminium pulleys.


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Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:45 pm

Went over the TT getting oil and grease where its needed for its big day tomorrow.
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Discovered the hot day was not the reason for running a bit warm last week. I had to replace the blower belt.


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Post by D Stroud » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:02 am

Hey Dallas. I had that same problem on the TT several years ago. Seems as though leather doesn't play well with antifreeze. :roll: :) Dave
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Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:08 am

Dave, that belt came with the truck ! When did you install it? We got our money worth out of it. :D

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Post by henryford2 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:46 am

New radiator, new intake manifold, new rocker arm stands, hardline fuel lines. Enjoy.
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Post by D Stroud » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:43 pm

Dallas, probably around '05 or so. Yep, I think we got the goodie out of it! :) Dave
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Post by Billdizer,Spencer In » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:11 pm

Dallas, I think you might want to explore the possibility of the warranty on that belt! Looks like poor quality materials or installation problems! Might have to call Gig'm & Frigg'm shyster law firm to see if you have a claim!


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Post by Billdizer,Spencer In » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:20 pm

Dave, If you are contacted by Gig'm&Frigg'm shyster law, about a warranty claim on the belt, you might remind them that the vehicle in question has been seen drag racing Amish buggies which would naturally void any possible warranty! Abuse is not a warrantied item! Who knows how fast he revved that engine!


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Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:24 pm

Hey Bill, I got a few more years out of that cow. Im not complaining. A new belt got the big green truck and I through a day in the upper 80's and a real workout.
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Post by Michael Peternell » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:29 pm

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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:24 pm

Today I bought a new battery for the old Coupe. The old one was working fine and 4 years old. I needed a battery for a later Ford I'm playing with and it doesn't need a new one, just one that works for now. The other car is positive ground so maybe I will gain something with the juice flowing the other way. :cry: OK. Maybe not.
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It seemed like a good idea to be changing it while the weather is good too. Usually they go bad when it is cold.
When I went into the store a youngster about 12 or so and his mother asked if they could look at the Coupe. They were still there when I came out so I told him he ought to get one and there were always some around for sale. He had the look in his eyes. There is always hope.
Between driving the Speedster earlier and then the Coupe we had a lot of people smiling, waving and taking phone photos. I'm glad others enjoy the cars too.
Oh, by the way, with the battery in the other car (a Flathead V-8) I poured some gas down the intake and fired it for a couple seconds for the first time. What a great day.
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Post by Will_Vanderburg » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:26 am

My son and I replaced a hub. Nevermind the Chevrolet hub cab. It's a Model T wheel.

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Post by Mark Nunn » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:40 am

I'm preparing to remove and rebuild my front axle. I decided to loosen a few fasteners before raising the car to use its mass against stuck fasteners. I loosened the nut at the bottom of a spindle bolt, which took a long wrench for leverage. When it finally started to turn freely I noticed a gap between the lower spindle bushing and yoke that was wide enough to insert a nickel, about 1/16".
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That's when I realized that I had not loosened the spindle bolt at the same time. Friggin' Bo strikes again. Rather than replace spindle bushings, Bo tightened the spindle nut to squeeze the yoke. The appearance of a gap means the threads in the axle are ruined. Now I need to replace the axle or install a thread insert.

I think the threads are 1/2-20. Can anyone confirm that?

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Post by Quickm007 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:18 am

I finally finish my 1913-14 complete engine restoration.
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Post by Quickm007 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:59 am

Here bellow picture before restoration

I complete last night the restoration of the 1913-14 engine. I'm pretty happy. I changed the magneto with a new one made by RV Anderson. I recharged all magnets at 4 pounds instead of 2 pounds in the goal to have more power. I used a brand new restored NH and also a new day timer. All new wires were added. I cleaned and polished the aluminium cover transmission. I cleaned the head engine and redone the all holes and used new head bolts. Sandblasted the head and repaint it. I kept the same head gasket, it is in pretty good shape. I change the intake manifold because it had a leak which I wasn't able to resolve. I kept the Exhaust Manifold no matter is not straight, it work and that keep is charm. I sanblasted both Manifolds in the goal to remove the rust and repaint both. I also clean, sandblasted and repaint the engine. Piston and valve look pretty decent so I kept them as is. In the transmission side, I never saw WATT discs before so I asked advices to RV Anderson because my research told me something look unusual the way it was put in. I was right, it missing 2 small steel discs. But no matter that missing the transmission working good but it was slippy. So On early (pre-’16) transmissionss, I proceed as follows: I Installed the thick steel spacer disc first, then one Watts Style disk, then 2 original “small” steel disks. Repeat with another Watts Style disk, then 2 more “small” steel disks, and so until I have installed all 8 “small” steel disks and all 5 Watts Style disks. The thin Watts Style disk must be the last disk in place. When we install each disk, it need to apply a good film of oil to all surfaces. Do not flood the clutch with oil but a good, medium film is necessary. So I learnt something new again about T, Thank's RV, I like it. I kept the transmission band they are in pretty good shape. I changed the transmission clutch spring and all band springs too.


I'm gonna try the engine this week-end and keep you posted. As you see, the engine it will be good for another 100 years. I will keep you posted for all progress.


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Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:12 am

Mark Nunn wrote:
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I'm preparing to remove and rebuild my front axle. I decided to loosen a few fasteners before raising the car to use its mass against stuck fasteners. I loosened the nut at the bottom of a spindle bolt, which took a long wrench for leverage. When it finally started to turn freely I noticed a gap between the lower spindle bushing and yoke that was wide enough to insert a nickel, about 1/16".
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That's when I realized that I had not loosened the spindle bolt at the same time. Friggin' Bo strikes again. Rather than replace spindle bushings, Bo tightened the spindle nut to squeeze the yoke. The appearance of a gap means the threads in the axle are ruined. Now I need to replace the axle or install a thread insert.

I think the threads are 1/2-20. Can anyone confirm that?
Unless the threads are bad in the axle (the king pin is threaded into the axle, the nut on the bottom is a lock nut), the gap is non issue. The axle rides on the top bushing not the bottom. When new bushings are installed they need to be faced anyway, so any gap may disappear.
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Post by Pep C Strebeck » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:07 pm

I finally took the car out for a long drive after a freshly rebuilt rear axle, rebuilt/refurbished rear spring, new front spring and shackles and a new (to me) original muffler (compliments of Joe Bell, thank you sir!). There was a big problem with the new front spring right out of the box when I got it, I will post about that later/separately. Everything went so well there was one thing I did not think of, I ran out of gas. About 110 miles in all and only about 3 miles from home when the cough started. Except for that one issue it was a great drive.

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Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:28 pm

Pep, i just about had my Lizzie trained to run without gas, then the same thing happened to me ! :lol:
She takes a twice-daily run around the hayfield to make sure the irrigation is running. Sprinkling up new seeding is a muddy job. She's about due for a mid-season cleaning.

The other day she was a little balky to start. I have a 12v ATV sealed battery for ignition only, it's about three years old. I put the charger on it, hot spark sure makes a difference!
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:49 pm

Rich, I enjoy seeing some earth on the floor mat. :D
Nice to see the old hand.
Pep, that Runabout has a lot of class!
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Post by RustyFords » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:19 pm

Pep....I like that old original muffler.

I need one for my car. I have a repro that's connected to a repro exhaust pipe and I also have a very old, very solid generic pipe and muffler set (that I'm running now) that was on a parts chassis I bought.

The old generic set has a crusty look that matches my car, but I don't like the way it sounds. I like the sound of the repro set better, but it looks....well...repro.

So, like I said, I need to find an old original muffler.
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Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Post by Allan » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:28 am

Best of luck Don. The correct muffler for your car has pressed steel ends, and they, along with the steel shells, do not last long The cast iron ends are earlier. When You team them with stainless steel shells, they really do last, but then they don't look 'right'. I compromised on Henrietta and used second hand cast ends and ordinary steel shells. They have rusted nicely, But the bronze repair to the back cast shell has not.

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Tire mounting Thursday ;) New Wards Riverside going on set of Disteel disc for the ‘25 Coupe.

Flaps and Custom Classic $15 tubes, they weight 2 1/2 lbs. compared to the 2 lbs. of the Hartford $30 tubes, and those Hartford have tapered rubber stem that is .690” and too thick to seat in the rim hole. Stem stands too tall and won’t seat. Can’t ream hole larger as it compromises the rivet heads .

The Custom Classic rubber valve stem fits fully snug into rim hole as a tube should to prevent stem tear!
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Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Post by Rich Bingham » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:55 am

Nice ! Dan, I hope you'll post some pix of your coupe when you get them mounted. Discs are seldom enough seen, I don't think I have ever seen them on a coupe.
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Post by DanTreace » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:47 am

Thanks Rich.

Started with the spare tire first!

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

Post by SurveyKing » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:38 pm

Installed a new Z head on my 1924 Touring. Looking forward to seeing the difference in power once I get her put back together.
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Post by kelly mt » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:06 pm

I replaced the repro ammeter on my speedster with this vintage Weston aircraft meter. These aircraft meters are very high quality and easy to read.
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Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:34 am

Kelly and I drove the 26 to supper in Topeka which is about a 20 mile round trip last evening. I took it to breakfast this morning. My starter is on the fritz so I have been starting with the crank. Yesterday I went to start it to go to Topeka and got a suprise. I pulled the throttle down about 4 notches as normal, turned the key to battery and took one step toward the front and it fired up. It had set since monday when I drove to the firestation. I guess she was ready to go?
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Post by CudaMan » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:21 am

Neat! I've had mine do a free start just as I'm grabbing the crank handle, it gave me quite a startle. :)
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Post by richc » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:43 pm

I installed the exhaust pipe and muffler on my 1926 TT chassis. The exhaust pipe is one of Larry Smith's fine reproductions and the muffler ends are originals. The two outer shell pieces are from a reproduction muffler while the inner shell is part of the exhaust pipe. The fit was great, making for an easy assembly and installation.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:30 pm

It's been quite a while since I posted anything here, but I've been doing some work, rebuilding the mag coil ring from my 1915 runabout. I think it was done previously about fifty or sixty years ago. It may have been OK with just a patch up job, but the insulation is pretty brittle so I'm redoing it.

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It was insulation off the bottom coil that prompted this project.

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Looks like it might be friction tape.

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It will need a new contact button.

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The old insulation is brittle, but that doesn't make it easy to remove.

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I thought the last coil would be soldered to the ring, but it's attached with a brass rivet.
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Post by Ken Lefeber » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:32 pm

Saturday I went to the Apple Orchard to get some apples and some cider, then off the Empire Thresheree, and then finished off with an ice cream cone at Kelley's. Perfect day for a ride!
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Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Post by AandTman » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:39 pm

Been working on the bits and pieces for the screen sides. About ready to start assembly.
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