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by Mopar_man
Mon May 25, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So today I took apart the cam shaft So I could fit the new valves. I know I did a good job sealing up the Cam shaft cover since I had to tap a razor blade in-between the metal to separate them. I ended up cleaning the cover up in the blast cabinet and repainting it. IMG_3501.jpeg I then put the cam ...
by Mopar_man
Sun May 24, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: Radiator Question

Thanks!! We will see how this goes I've used CLR in the past. That works great.
by Mopar_man
Sun May 24, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

OliyBill,
So Ford made the steering quadrant with cotter pins? I thought they all came with rivets. Was this a 26-7 only thing? I'm already doing as you say with my blast cabinet. That good advice. Keeping the media clean will give a better result.
by Mopar_man
Sat May 23, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: Radiator Question

Thanks Scott! Now I understand. Kinda like perking coffee. I do have the rubber gasket.
by Mopar_man
Sat May 23, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well I ran into a road block with the valves. The car had chevy valves installed and when i added adjustable lifters I had to have them shortened. Well the issue that I now have is that some of the seats were replaced and the valves fit fine. However, the ones with no seat were still too long. Can't...
by Mopar_man
Sat May 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: Radiator Question

Would they open up the tank and then solder it closed again? How can the water splash out if the cap is on?
by Mopar_man
Sat May 23, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: Radiator Question

That was my first thought when I saw the water pump. Today I ran water through it and it came out clean. No dirt not rust nothing. The fins don't seem to have any corrosion and as I try to move them on the tubes they don't seem to move. I think once I get the car running that will tell me for sure. ...
by Mopar_man
Sat May 23, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: Radiator Question

Thanks for the input. It's off the car so I think I'll fill it with some vinegar let it sit and then run water through it. When I get the car running I'll hit it with my temperature reader.
by Mopar_man
Fri May 22, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Radiator Question

So the radiator that came with my 26 Touring was full of antifreeze and had no leaks that I could see it was not running. It did have a water pump on it as well. I'm going to get rid of the water pump and was wondering how I could tell if the radiator was partially clogged. I plan on running water t...
by Mopar_man
Thu May 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Pocket watches
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Antique Pocket watches

Yup that's your best place to find someone to work them or collect them. I grew up in Waltham the watch city. I tend to collect only Waltham's and Howard's. For me the older the better Key wind, key set, lever set. I say collect what you like. Some of them can be rare but I bet close to 98% of them ...
by Mopar_man
Fri May 15, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So am I. I still need to work on the steering column, coil box, and all the wiring. Lot's more to do but it's coming along.
by Mopar_man
Thu May 14, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So tonight after work (I still work for the Marine Corps, now as a civilian. Grateful that I can work from home) I started putting the valves together. Big thanks to John and Mike at J&M Machine. I sent the valves out to have a bit taken off the ends so they would fit with adjustable lifters. They t...
by Mopar_man
Tue May 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Teach ‘em young
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Teach ‘em young

I've had my daughter in my garage every chance I get. teach 'em young to fall in love with cars and they will have no time or money for anything else. Ha!
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by Mopar_man
Sun May 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

Love Old cars, Old guns, and Old clocks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iB-gqdKVHU


This one is about 270 years old. Still going.
by Mopar_man
Sun May 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912 Pie Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

That's a neat T. I love the roof on the pie wagons.
by Mopar_man
Sun May 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No Mr Officer, That Was Not My Car....,
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Oh No Mr Officer, That Was Not My Car....,

That whole this is a work of art. Model T's seem to have no limits as to what can be done to them if you have a vision. You do incredible work.
by Mopar_man
Sun May 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So today I was able to put the timing cover on as well as the generator bracket. I hope I did it correctly. Here is how it went. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZOtiRKoP9M The tool made it seem easy to align the cover. IMG_3467.jpeg I used the new kind of seal. It fit well but I added a layer of se...
by Mopar_man
Tue May 05, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Took out the 1964 Imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Took out the 1964 Imperial

Wow John That's a great car!!!

Duey, My 64 has a round wheel his was dented. Ha!!

As always it was a fun ride.
by Mopar_man
Sun May 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This car is Beautiful - have a look
Replies: 18
Views: 1682

Re: This car is Beautiful - have a look

Wow that back seat. What a great car.
by Mopar_man
Sun May 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well It's been a while since I've been able to get out to the garage. Today I got the Cam Shaft in. IMG_3450.jpeg For those who have never had a Cam Shaft out of a T before these two blots have a dowel end and hold two Cam Shaft bearings in place. The end of the shaft is supported by the block. IMG_...
by Mopar_man
Sun May 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Took out the 1964 Imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Took out the 1964 Imperial

Got a chance to drive my 64 Imperial on Sat. We had about 100 cars. Everyone met up kept their distance and then drove about 70 miles. Someone had a 1963 Imperial and we drove together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I4nSlC7ILA&feature=youtu.be IMG_3440.jpeg IMG_3446.jpeg 1964 was a big change fro...
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Free 26 Timing Gear Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Free 26 Timing Gear Cover

Any takers? Hate to throw anything away.
by Mopar_man
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

I also painted the Timing cover and Crank pulley.
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I was also able to fit the center bearing on the cam shaft and get it to slide into the block. I thought I was going to have an issue with it but it went in just fine.
by Mopar_man
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So today I received my transmission in the mail. I opened up the boxes and It was like Christmas morning. The guys at J&M Machine did a great job and I can't say enough great things about them.
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by Mopar_man
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Free 26 Timing Gear Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Free 26 Timing Gear Cover

Free just pay shipping. This was on my car and once I cleaned it up I found this repair. I know it's cracked and fixed but I can't bring myself to throw anything away especially when there is only so many left. So if you want it let me know. It's for a 26/7.
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by Mopar_man
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well tonight I got the CAM Shaft out and the new CAM gear on. IMG_3388.jpeg I'm not sure this CAM bearing was in correct. The notch was not towards the back of the motor when installed. So the top part of this picture was facing the back of the motor. IMG_3389.jpeg Looking at this part of the valve ...
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

That looks great!
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Here is a video I made to show what I was doing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Vspt_A3ks
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So tonight I tried to get the CAM out. I posted about that in another thread. So here is what I did today. First I pulled off the roller and saved all this in a plastic bag. IMG_3370.jpeg Next the felt washer came out. I'm going to use a neoprene one. IMG_3371.jpeg To get the cam out first the cover...
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

Scott good advice. Thanks for posting. There are many parts in the old car hobby that if you don't buy them when available you may not be able to get them.
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: Getting a CAM Shaft out

Cam Shaft cover was off, valves are out and lifters are out of the way. Kerry you are correct. This motor and trans was bad at almost every turn. J&M Machine did an outstanding job on the transmission. I know the risk I'm taking with the pistons and some other parts. Just wanted to make sure I wasn'...
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting a CAM Shaft out
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Getting a CAM Shaft out

OK I ran into a bit of a problem with getting the CAM Shaft out. I took out the two bolts that hold in the bearing and I started to slide it out and it stopped moving on the center bearing. I tapped the CAM on the back with a big punch. It started to move and looked as if it was not together. I know...
by Mopar_man
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley NH swivel top carburetor
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Holley NH swivel top carburetor

Thanks for the info. I rebuilt my sediment bowl as well as got another shut off valve for near the carb.
by Mopar_man
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? Generator gear problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1174

Re: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? 7.5 degrees advance?

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This is the one that I'm using. The one on the car is fiber.
by Mopar_man
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley NH swivel top carburetor
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Holley NH swivel top carburetor

What happens if you run one with the smaller float and a 26/7 gas tank?
by Mopar_man
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Cam Gear Lock Nut Removal Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Cam Gear Lock Nut Removal Tool

Sorry Paul I just saw you PM. Sold to Paul. I'll call soon.
Thanks MTFCA!!
by Mopar_man
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Cam Gear Lock Nut Removal Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Cam Gear Lock Nut Removal Tool

TTP One more time before I return it.
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: A NEW ERA BEGINS
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: A NEW ERA BEGINS

Congratulations on your retirement!!!
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Newbie question about magneto
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: Newbie question about magneto

See the brass screw holding on the plate and the Magnet? That's what you found. I bet the little plate and the spool under it are still in the pan. Mags on.jpg You need to pull the motor and pull it apart. Hopefully you don't find what I did. Everything had cracks in it. Sadly you probably will. Unl...
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well I got some more parts in the mail. I just need the centering tool for the cam shaft cover. It's on the way soon. Just got this cam shaft gear and the blots for the oil pan. The last guy used regular bolts with no holes for the cotter pins. See I now have a brass car. Ha Ha Ha. To bad no-one wil...
by Mopar_man
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Cam Gear Lock Nut Removal Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Cam Gear Lock Nut Removal Tool

So I mistakenly ordered two of these tools and I only need one. They cost 31.95 from the vendors. Anyone need one for 28.00 plus shipping? You get the one in the original packaging.
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by Mopar_man
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coker tyre buyout.
Replies: 25
Views: 2356

Re: Coker tyre buyout.

Here is a tip. If you order from Coker get the part number and then get on the Summit Racing WEB page. Type in the part number and get free shipping to your door. I did this with a set for my Imperial.
by Mopar_man
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: front cover centering tool
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: front cover centering tool

Do you still have these for sale? How do we get the 31.60 to you? Credit card over the phone?
by Mopar_man
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vendors Closed because of COVID-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Vendors Closed because of COVID-19

Chaffins is open. I just ordered from them.
by Mopar_man
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Chaffins' closed because of the virus.
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Is Chaffins' closed because of the virus.

Just called Dave. What a great guy. Yes they are open.
by Mopar_man
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vendors Closed because of COVID-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Vendors Closed because of COVID-19

Pleas post any vendors that you know are closed right now or that are still taking orders. With all this time staying home I know people are wanting to work on their cars.
by Mopar_man
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Chaffins' closed because of the virus.
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Is Chaffins' closed because of the virus.

Anyone know. I sent an e-mail to get my parts list in before the 1 April Deadline.
by Mopar_man
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NEW MODEL T PARTS 20-40% OFF
Replies: 15
Views: 2475

Re: NEW MODEL T PARTS 20-40% OFF

Just sent an e-mail to chaffinsgarage@pacbell.net. Hope that's the correct address. I saw somewhere that you will bill for the parts. Is that correct? Do you sent the parts with the bill? Or sent the bill I pay and then send the parts?

Thanks for continuing to be there for the hobby.
by Mopar_man
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Scott Conger and Scott C, Does the Neway cutter also do the valves or just the seats. If I got new valves how are the 3 angle cuts made. Is that done at a machine shop? I saw how the cutter is used putting a mandrel in the valve guide and turning it to do the seat. Once that is done is it necessary ...
by Mopar_man
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Scott I was thinking the same thing. I'm going to take it off and see how they did the job.
by Mopar_man
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Scott I agree with what you are saying. The right way to do the valves would be new valves, springs, Valve guides, and hardened seats. My goal with this engine was to fix the transmission and drive it. As I started to take it apart I found some things that were done incorrectly. I'm trying to fix th...
by Mopar_man
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well today I took out the valves I was able to use a Brigs and Stratton valve spring compressor. Most came right out but some had some sticky oil. I was able to pull them out with my hands. I numbered them 1-8 and then put each in a plastic bag that was numbered. I'm going to clean them up and then ...
by Mopar_man
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So I'm going to quote from John at J&M. "I balanced the triple gears today as tat is part of the flywheel balancing. They need to be weight matched. Have a look at the pictures off at 4 grams. After a spin in the lathe I have them at 3 tenths of a gram."
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by Mopar_man
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Got this out of sequence. The flywheel gets surfaced first then balanced. seem logical since you are removing material.
by Mopar_man
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

After it was done the whole thing was surfaced so when I set the gap it will easer.
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by Mopar_man
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well today J&M Machine sent me some pictures of the balancing process. John told me that this was not done by the factory but will sure make a big difference in keeping the "Rattles" out of it. Ha!! What a neat process and John and Michael are great to deal with. Unfortunately for me Most everything...
by Mopar_man
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

Just went through this with J&M Machine. I had been waiting on pins from Bob's Antique Auto, who I have to say has been such a great guy to deal with. Unfortunately the guy who sets up the machine to cut the pins can't come in and they are out of them. J&M Machine ended up having a set in their shop...
by Mopar_man
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well this is what you get when you combine two hobbies. I used to restore old clocks and had this big tumbler with steel shot that was used to clean up the parts. I decided to try it on some bolts. It worked ok and didn't mess up the threads. I used Dawn soap and water. IMG_3329.jpeg IMG_3330.jpeg
by Mopar_man
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

J&M Machine just sent some more pictures of the gears getting done.
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by Mopar_man
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well I got some pictures from J&M Machine. They make their own drums and like I said all of mine were cracked.
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The Magnets have been all recharged.
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They are looking for a 26/7 clutch plate for me.
by Mopar_man
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Tonight I painted a water outlet and 1926 Pan reenforcement brackets. IMG_3324.jpeg This was from Lang's It was a NOS one. It cleaned up very well. IMG_3327.jpeg This tool and shims are very important for the 26/7 Hog's head. IMG_3326.jpeg Thanks to J&M Machine for the suggestion on the bracing (I s...
by Mopar_man
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

For the sediment bowl I used Eastwood's black engine paint. We'll see if it lasts.
by Mopar_man
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well I had a bit of a setback this weekend. I brought my transmission to J & M Machine in Southborough MA. First I am very thankful that I did. They were able to find cracks that would have spelled disaster had it not been checked. Two of my drums (Brake and Reverse) had cracks that were found once ...
by Mopar_man
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Trip to Lang's
Replies: 6
Views: 865

A Trip to Lang's

Well I took a trip up to MA to visit family and bring my 26 Transmission to J & M Machine. I'll write about that later. I had to get some parts that were needed as well as some more parts for Rattles. Steve helped me out. We were able to locate most of what I needed. I know I've said this before but...
by Mopar_man
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So tonight after work I started to clean up the engine pan. I took off the sight gauge and petcock. Then I took them apart and cleaned them up.

Question: Should the petcock have any packing on it held with the pressure of the spring?
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by Mopar_man
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well today I got the valve working as it should however after talking with John at J&M Machine I'm going to take the valves out and clean out the guides and make sure that they are clean. John is a wealth of information and nice guy. He will be rebuilding my transmission as soon as Bob's gets anothe...
by Mopar_man
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Scott, I took it easy and placed a wood mallet on top of the valve and tapped it with a rubber mallet after adding some penetrating oil. It moved no problem. I could almost do it with my finger. Then I turned the engine over with the crank and the valve went up with no issues and I had to once again...
by Mopar_man
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Bill You are correct I just went out to the garage (My wife said "you're going out there now?") I can see the valve is stuck. I hope I can free it up with a wood mallet. I'll then turn the engine over and make sure that they are all working. As always with this Forum THANK YOU THANK YOU You guys are...
by Mopar_man
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Scott, That washer was there when i took it apart. When I put it together it was loose like it needed to be tightened some more. I think I'll take it out and try tightening it without the washer. The exploded view I printed from the forum didn't have the washer there. Bill, I'll check but it think i...
by Mopar_man
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery
Replies: 21
Views: 1789

Re: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery

What a beautiful car. Sometimes they just fall into your life. Have fun!!
by Mopar_man
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well I sanded the blob of solder on the Mag ring. Then I took apart the Mag post and cleaned it up as well as painted it. I still want to clean up the brass a bit more for a better contact. IMG_3275.jpeg IMG_3278.jpeg IMG_3279.jpeg Then i put together my Sediment Bowl. I used some EZ Turn and thread...
by Mopar_man
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT Comes to Life
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: 1926 TT Comes to Life

Congratulations!!! What a good looking truck.
by Mopar_man
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Astonished
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: I'm Astonished

Hope you feel better Tim. Yes MOPAR. Or you could say old car. They all have their personalities. My Wife's 69 Super Bee always draws a big crowd when she starts it. We hold our fingers crossed when we turn the key. Ha!! :lol: :lol:
by Mopar_man
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 2290

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

Thanks Dan, now I know. I'll get a set of shims. There were none when I took it apart. Looks like an easy job except lifting the 85 pound transmission a hundred times. ha!!!
by Mopar_man
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok.. I'm stuck..
Replies: 27
Views: 2290

Re: Ok.. I'm stuck..

So you get four of these? Or just two for the pins?:
https://www.modeltford.com/item/3272BR.aspx

Then you take the transmission on and off several times (splitting the shim (they come in 10 layers) until you get it right.

Is that the correct way?
by Mopar_man
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Astonished
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: I'm Astonished

I always say the car must have passed a kidney stone. I was driving my 64 Imperial going around a corner. As normal I was using one finger and spinning the eight foot steering wheel like I was in Vegas. All of a sudden the power steering cut out and I almost broke my finger. I made the turn into the...
by Mopar_man
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.
Replies: 24
Views: 1713

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

So sorry to read this. You have my condolences.
by Mopar_man
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

So I've been sick for the last few days and didn't get much done. Today I was able to get some stuff painted. I know you can't see it much but I tried to get as much of the black parts painted with some black engine paint from Eastwood. IMG_3274.jpeg I also did the head and exhaust manifold. IMG_326...
by Mopar_man
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

I also cleaned up the transmission for transport to MA in March.
IMG_3257.jpeg
by Mopar_man
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well today I got some painting done. IMG_3263.jpeg IMG_3264.jpeg Then I polished some brass. Having been a Marine for 30 years I thought I was up to the task. IMG_3262.jpeg I decided instead of lapping in the valve. I would hit it with some 0000 steal wool and then chuck it up in my drill and use ne...
by Mopar_man
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting H1 look a like
Replies: 15
Views: 1949

Re: Interesting H1 look a like

I grew up in Waltham. The Metz car Co. and Orient Buckboard are two of my favorites. Waltham has a nice small museum with a lot of company history. Sadly the saw tooth building that they made the cars in was torn down. The watch factory is still there but made into condos. I tried to bid on several ...
by Mopar_man
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Today I got my Gas tank back from Moyer's Tanks Inc. I have to say they did a great job. Keep in mind they coat the inside and outside. Yes it's a bit runny but you won't see it much and I would rather i have no issues than a tank that looks pretty. I know some choose to do this themselves but the t...
by Mopar_man
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Today I cleaned up the Fuel sediment bulb. Next I'll do the brass.
IMG_3246.jpeg
by Mopar_man
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Thanks for the info Scott! I'll be careful.
by Mopar_man
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Thanks Scott! I ordered the EZ Turn.
by Mopar_man
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA

Well I looks like it will be J and M Machine in Southborough Ma. They are about 20 Miles from My Mom. I was planning a trip to MA in March anyway so I called Them up. Not only can they do it they can get it done for my return trip. I should have all the parts from Bob's and Langs by the time I go up...
by Mopar_man
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Scott, Is the EZ turn Lube for the threads to seal them from mass leaking out or for the pard that I could Lap in to make smooth just behind the Packing? The guy who had the car used teflon tape. That's not good. David, You are correct "Black Beauty" is very abrasive. I should have been more clear I...
by Mopar_man
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Thanks for the tips. I was wondering how I was going to clean it up.
by Mopar_man
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Good Idea. I'll see how much I can blast out from the other end. I'll be careful around that surface. Thanks!!
by Mopar_man
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Getting Rattles Back On The Road
Replies: 133
Views: 8869

Re: Getting Rattles Back On The Road

Well today I cleaned up some bolts and then went to work on the sediment bulb. This is what I have to work with. IMG_3232.jpeg Found out that there was no screen inside. IMG_3233.jpeg This is what it looked like when I got it all apart. I have the rebuild kit for it. IMG_3234.jpeg Question: If I put...
by Mopar_man
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: bicycle speedometer
Replies: 35
Views: 2217

Re: bicycle speedometer

I use an App on my phone. All my old cars are a bit off so I check myself just to make sure I'm ok. The App was free.
by Mopar_man
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It's time to buy tires for my 1921 with non-demountable rims.
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: It's time to buy tires for my 1921 with non-demountable rims.

If you order from Coker try searching for the same tire at Summit Racing. The offer free shipping on all Cokers. I ordered a set for my Imperial.
by Mopar_man
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Dash board screws
Replies: 6
Views: 695

1926 Dash board screws

Is the dash on a 26 Touring held on with flat head bolts and washers that the head of the bolt fits into? Same to hold the steering column?
by Mopar_man
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA

Got a message from Bill Crosby. Thank You sir. I'll be talking with you soon.
by Mopar_man
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need 1926 Trans band fabric
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Need 1926 Trans band fabric

Got a set thanks to Bryan and Steven!!
by Mopar_man
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Where To Get A Transmission Rebuilt Near VA

My apologies because I think I asked about this before but it was a few years ago. I need to get my transmission rebuilt. I am gathering the parts from Bob's. He still has to make some more pins before I get my parts. I live in VA and I'm looking for a shop. Who do you guys recommend? My post Gettin...