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by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ---STD OR .005 OS CONNECTING RODS
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: WTB ---STD OR .005 OS CONNECTING RODS

Are the vendors out of them?
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel adapters
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Wheel adapters

Typically Dennis the commonly available adapters are a minimum 1" thick. But consider the fact they use a standard lug nut that has to be recessed to just below the surface. You didn't say what exactly your doing, but even if you could thin it down some more, I don't think I's go no less than 3/4" t...
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

Dan, do you know what year Nash?
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body
Replies: 49
Views: 1248

Re: A Cry for Help with Re-wooding a Runabout Body

Mike, you have my sympathies. As someone trying to rewood a cut-off touring body, and I didn't buy a kit, I 100% feel your pain. Now try doing it from scratch without even sketchy instructions like me. I have a luscious head of hair and I have been slowly pulling it out for well over a year. As was ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

Tim, Do you know if they opened up the old valve guides in the block to allow more freedom of the pushrod? The reason I am asking, is the original Frontenac setup did not need that because of the design of the pushrods and rockers as a "slider" setup but moving to a more positive ball and cup connec...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

For the sake of the conversation, approximately what year(s) early Nash are we talking about---'20's?

I found an old forum post saying that 1920's Buick rockers were what was used originally on Frontenac heads. But those might as well be gold also.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

I have tried to call and email them (Rocker Arms Unlimited) to no avail. From things I have read, they (like alot of companies) are not what they used to be, as far as service goes. There are several other custom rocker companies out there, and because I can hide all that under the valve cover, I am...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

Tim, THANK YOU! What baffles me is why a straight rocker arm isn't landing on the valve tip. The pushrod to valve stem tip should be a straight shot. But this is getting somewhere now. The geometry isn't that great with those 223 rockers, but it looks usable. I am being a little to picky I guess, I ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

Tim,

What is the number cast into the side of those rockers?

Would it be possible to get a few more shots of that setup--including one directly above a pair of rockers?

Thank You for the time in doing this.
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

Yeah, if I had the tools and machinery to make my own.

I just had some Y block rockers measured out however for me, and they too seem to come up short by a little bit. If someone has made them work, id like to see pics.
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

Really? That easy? Thanks Hank!
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Frontenac Rocker Arms

Well, I went an did it. I found a reasonably priced Frontenac head. It's a single port "T" model. Appears to be in fine shape. Used to belong to Tom Moore from Mass. The only thing is, It does not have any rocker arms. Now I'm a pretty resourceful kinda of guy. And being versed in V-8 performance en...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Swap meet Springfield MA
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Swap meet Springfield MA

Not usually. Lots of Muscle car, drag race, circle track and safety equipment. But you never know.
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Freeze plugs

The material makes no difference. I prefer brass plugs because of the corrosion resistance over steel. The brown stuff he recommended was probably what used to be called "Indian Head", but I think is now just called Gasket Shellac. I too have used it on countless freeze plugs over the years and have...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rewooding 1924, Pillar attachment.
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Rewooding 1924, Pillar attachment.

Hopping someone can answer a question for me. I'm rewooding my 1924 cutoff Touring. Can someone possibly tell me how the original metal side skin, wood upright pillars were attached to the sills? I'm assuming it may have been wood screws. How many? 1?, 2?, 5? Any particular pattern? I have no refere...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Overhead valve head
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: WTB: Overhead valve head

Donnie, I totally agree with what your saying and that is my outlook and feelings on it also. I also know that some of these have been found "on the cheap" relatively speaking. All I need is someone with one of those, willing to help a fellow enthusiast and realize he doesn't need to make a home run...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Overhead valve head
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: WTB: Overhead valve head

Kevin, Just wanting to see what pops up that I may be able to afford. So no preference really. I'm just shaking the trees and looking for a needle in a haystack.

Donnie, Seth's head was great, hoping to find one cheaper. I can't swing his price even thought it really is a good deal.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Overhead valve head
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: WTB: Overhead valve head

Looking for anything BUT a Chevy head.

I have a Chevy head conversion I'm willing to part with if I can step up to a true bolt on head like a Fronty or Rajo.

Looking to actually put this into service and use it as intended.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Overhead valve head
Replies: 7
Views: 540

WTB: Overhead valve head

Looking to see if someone has an overhead valve Model T head and rockers they want to part with. Not looking to spend a fortune, and I don't expect a bolt on and run head because of that.

So what have you?

IM me or Email @ crazydart400 AT yahoo DOT com
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

Take it apart and use the aviation EZ Turn lubricant sold by the vendors. I have found sometimes it takes repeated applications before it seems to settle in a bit. The new fuel today with its alcohol additives washes alot of the lube out of the fittings. I buy supposed non ethonal fuel for the T and...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Adjusting #4 ConRod on 3 dip pan?

Here was my little write up on it, READ THE WHOLE THREAD. After hearing horror stories of doing it, I did not think it was that bad at all. Having the right tools helps, non of which are Ford tools.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1488134546
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 2 3/4 to 1 PINION GEAR
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: 2 3/4 to 1 PINION GEAR

Needs a 36 tooth ring gear to make it a 2.76 ratio.
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- Holly G / Kingston L-4 Carburetor
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: FS- Holly G / Kingston L-4 Carburetor

Contact me at crazydart400 AT yahoo.com I tried to PM you but it seems not to be working.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Interior wood needed.

"There's not a straight piece of wood on a Model T". This statement, is of course, a fallacy. A touring has straight pieces in it. I know....I've had one disassembled down to nothing. LOL, the only two pieces I so far have found that are straight and have straight cuts on them are the dash pillars....
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Interior wood needed.

I'm rewooding my '24 cut off touring currently. Anyone who "thinks" it will be easy is fooling themselves. And while I am not a cabinet maker by any means, I am a pretty good, above average fabricator, and it is a daunting task. I own band saw, table saw, routers, so its not like I don't have the to...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New New York License Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: New New York License Plates

I would doubt that the governor by himself has the authority to arbitrarily decide that you need new plates and double the cost. He did---by himself. various Lawmakers and citizens are up in arms about it. At $25/per car, that leaves me at 5 vehicles plus a car trailer-----$150. My T has original Y...
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vega Box installation 101 Part 1
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: Vega Box installation 101 Part 1

Your right, its not a mod for everyone. But its nice to see a detailed write up with pics on it. Should be good food for thought for anyone building a speedster. On my speedster build, I debated the Vega box, but ultimately I decided I wanted to use as many pre war parts as possible. I ended up usin...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I got one too. I don't often post non approved purists pics, but since were on the topic......

I even modified it and added a tank drain


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by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Dash (firewall) to body bolts--need help please
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: 1924 Dash (firewall) to body bolts--need help please

Yes, Will was helpful. Maybe I jumped the gun a little, but the thing I really wanted to know, bolt size, all someone had to do was go out and look at their car for me. Anyhow, all is well. But I still stand behind my statement of the in depth technical stuff, --especially when it comes to non drive...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is there a facing reamer made for spindle bushings?
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Is there a facing reamer made for spindle bushings?

Yes, there is a facing reamer. I have used either an original or a reproduction version. I obviously took note on how it was made. Then just recently, I made my own, as I had waited almost two years to buy a reproduction from a T vendor. A 1/2" bolt, A spot face cutter opened up in the middle for th...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding pan ears
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Welding pan ears

I'd V out that crack and weld it shut. Unless it has to be show quality, don't grind the excess weld off. It appears the pan is off, it's the perfect time to fix it. I did mine in car, its had no problems since.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Dash (firewall) to body bolts--need help please
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: 1924 Dash (firewall) to body bolts--need help please

Thank You Mark for the response. I realize my wording was off a little, I'll explain below. I actually found my answers today on my own. I almost hate to say it out loud here, but the technical responses on trying to restore stuff or put it back together has gone down hill drastically here in the pa...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Dash (firewall) to body bolts--need help please
Replies: 7
Views: 487

1924 Dash (firewall) to body bolts--need help please

Could someone help me with the sizes of some dash (firewall) bolts. I have a '24 touring body I am rewooding and I bought the body in pieces If I am looking at things right, All the bolts going to the dash (from body to dash and from frame brackets to dash) are 5/16" carriage bolts....correct? I rea...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Frame body bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Wanted: Frame body bracket

Still looking..........

The above ones are super nice but a little more than I would like to spend for a one time use project.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Frame body bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Wanted: Frame body bracket

I need two frame body brackets. Minor pitting is fine, just usable and cheap is more important. I need them for a body jig I am building.

PM me here or email crazydart400 AT yahoo.com
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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Preventing vibration at the source.
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Preventing vibration at the source.

I think just balancing the parts alone are a big factor. Once you seem to balance the rods and pistons, and flywheel, that should cure alot of it. I am going to have my machine shop dynamically electronic balance my whole assembly with the crank (like they do for hi performance engines). My big bloc...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 5656

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Drove it to a club function, first time I had a trip with some mileage (20 mile round trip). On the way home, lost the mag and hopefully the kevlar brake band needs a simply adjustment because the brakes were going away as the pedal dropped further. Will investigate, hopefully both are simple fixes.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: remove rear brake drum
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: remove rear brake drum

Sometimes they can be a bugger to remove. Sometimes the register on the hub they sit on gets peened over preventing removal. And sometimes its just rust and paint that hold it on. There is no real trick, obviously remove the nuts from the hub bolts and it should come off fairly easy. WD40 is not a g...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wolf whistle
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Re: Wolf whistle

You might have to use a couple of adapters to get where you need to be. But it might be similar to the compression fittings used for air lines in big trucks. Do you have any truck repair shops around you? They should have a fair selection of fittings---unless it's the shop I work in. You can also se...
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Initial E-Brake Installation and Adjustment
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Initial E-Brake Installation and Adjustment

I hope I am not hijacking this post, but has anyone found that they need to add a significant amount of preload to the clevises? If I do essentially as Mark posts in his method, the wheels never get to the point that they lock up. I have to essentially make my brake rods much shorter adding a bunch ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber Fuel Line
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: Rubber Fuel Line

Don, If you don't tell anyone, I'll tell you that mine has some rubber inline for the reasons you describe. My line is also not bent the same as Henry's either. My advice though is to use Gates "Barricade" hose to ward off what this lousy ethanol gas does to regular fuel line. I get mine at Napa, pa...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Magneto failure solved, thanks to the Forum archives and R.V. Anderson

Jeff, I too encountered a similar problem, caused by me. I pulled the hogs head, and used a couple of small strands of copper wire (from a small 14 gauge wire) to hold the clutch pivot fork in position while lowering the hogs head. It was very small and thin, non magnetic which I thought would be go...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cam shaft seal
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Cam shaft seal

Its interesting that I can't seem to find that seal number within the US easily, and that it doesn't seem to cross directly to CR9878 or SKF 471224.....even though they all "appear" to be the same size. I agree with the pain in the A deal of having to make the other seal work, but at least for me, m...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Crank Case Repair Arms (Accessory oil pan mounts)

Andrew, Those are some nice castings. I only have ever seen the bent plate steel versions (which I have two sets of). Scott, I know what your saying, and I have been on both sides of the fence with the ignorance of the moment, ripping and tearing stuff out, and as the buyer asking "why the hell did ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT prices
Replies: 28
Views: 2055

Re: TT prices

As far as TT's go, in it's stock form, it is kind of a limited vehicle in reference to the speed. Like most old trucks, they just don't go fast due to the gearing--as I said, in it's stock form...which most are. They are a little bigger, so then it might become a storage problem also. However, my pe...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 7656

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Another "Gary Tillstrom bendix oiler" made and painted. Getting ready to install on my T doodlebug when I install the starter. Hand cranking is cool, until it is 0 degrees outside at the Snowmobile meet. Some club members took pity on me and rebuilt a starter for me. I made one of these for my '25 p...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Block and head test plate and gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Block and head test plate and gasket

I have an interest in it. I can't fully commit yet, but let me know as you get closer to needing a finalized list or payment.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low speed clutch sticking - Need Help
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Low speed clutch sticking - Need Help

Is the hole in the pedal that the linkage goes through worn out?

Mine was worn almost through. Decided to overhaul the hogs head, removed the pedal and welded up the hole and redrilled. Works great now.
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 7656

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

At the risk of someone telling me I did it all wrong, I built a drill jig for repairing head bolt holes. I am building a similar one that fits the Heli Coil tap so the holes are straight when finished.
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by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trailer damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Trailer damage?

Me thinks the wrong ball size was used for the hitch. I'm not saying stuff couldn't have bent and broken free, but I think the lift wheel would have been bent or damaged first. If you find the correct ball size and hitch were used in conjunction, then I'd definitely would be in the market for a new ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressure testing blocks.
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Pressure testing blocks.

What pressure do you pressurize them too?
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in July?
Replies: 113
Views: 7656

Re: What have you done to your Model T in July?

Something simple I have wanted to do for a while. My pickup bed is Oak, looks nice, and want to keep it that way, but always afraid of damaging the finish. I was driving by Tractor Supply and saw these rubber work mats out front. They had one that was 36" x 48", which was almost perfect (my inside d...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Glue for 26-27 brake shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Glue for 26-27 brake shoes

I riveted them, but I JB Welded only on the ends..maybe an inch in. Make sure it is all clean bare metal. I blasted my metal and taped the ends so they would remain bare after painting. I riveted them on and pulled gently up on the ends, smeared JB Weld in, and clamped them. Then I ground the the en...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

bump .. Anyone?
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

Bump. Wayne, I don't want to take it apart until I find some pistons, But I do have all the tools to measure bores and tapers. Based on my experience, the .0025" will drop in no issues, the .005" would definitely have to be checked for the precise issues you state. Im just looking for a band aid fix...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

Wasn't aware they made .005" pistons. If anyone is still reading, I am now looking for those also.

Thank You
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

No Scott, your not not missing anything. Even .0025" oversize wont fill the hole, but it will help. Your asking all the right questions, and I know all the "proper procedures" for building engines, have all the tooling, and have been building 60's-up V-8 engines for other people for 20+ years. I'm j...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Wanted: Ford .0025" oversize pistons

I know they exist, I have one that is in another engine. I would like to find a couple (at least two) of .0025" oversize Ford pistons. They are stamped accordingly on the tops. You might not even know you have them until you clean the tops off. Trying to save my engine the cheapest way possible, vs....
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help chasing down engine knock
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Help chasing down engine knock

I was out investigating the issue. Rechecked rods, 1-3 (3 dip pan so no #4 was checked). Those three rods checked in at .0012-.0015" via the plastigauge. Mind you nothing is truly round anymore in this engine, as I did check a few times in various spots of the cap. Obviously because I filed the caps...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help chasing down engine knock
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Help chasing down engine knock

Hi all, Seeking some advice on chasing down a knock I have in #1 cylinder. I shorted the plugs and have found #1 cylinder to be the culprit. I have adjusted the rods once and have put maybe 20 miles on it since the initial adjustment two years ago. It is possible it may need another adjustment. Keep...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat front cushion height, '25 touring
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Seat front cushion height, '25 touring

Thanks guys! That gives me something to work with.

I wish I could find a decent set of seat bottom springs that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. But for now, this is what it will have to be. The seat is pretty comfy actually, it just was made to tall.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat front cushion height, '25 touring
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Seat front cushion height, '25 touring

Maybe my post didn't translate well from thoughts to words?

Here a a couple of pics of what I was seeking...
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Seat height 1.JPG
Seat height 2.JPG
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat front cushion height, '25 touring
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Seat front cushion height, '25 touring

Hoping someone can help. I do not have seat springs in the front of my '25 touring. The previous owner had an upholstery shop build a front seat from a sheet of plywood with foam on it and then covered. The problem is it is way to high, I am looking at the top of the windshield frame when driving th...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ocean to Ocean Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 3561

Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

You can follow Greg Stewart at the following address. It's a public page.

https://www.instagram.com/stewarttoseattle/
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun May 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: lotsa fuzz on oil magnet in transmission filter

My first question would be is this a recent install of the filter/magnet assembly? If so, it should dissipate to very little after several initial cleanings. I was VERY surprised both of my well worn engines produced very little after the installation of the filters and magnets. What I experienced w...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue May 07, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem

As mentioned, follow the directions. I believe they specify recoat within 1 hour (I dont wait that long---maybe 1/2 that), or you have to wait 48 hours. If you try to deviate from this, you are gambling and may have a finish that reacts and wrinkles. Sometimes I have gotten lucky, sometimes not. So ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting fluid. Yes or no
Replies: 24
Views: 2391

Re: Starting fluid. Yes or no

Starting fluid? Yup, usually when its about 20 Degrees out and the oil is almost like concrete. Most of us won't ever experience that, but those that use T's in the great white north winter do. If I am at home and have the time, I have a lower hose coolant heater that makes all the difference. If it...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chevrolet overhead conversion valve spring question
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Chevrolet overhead conversion valve spring question

Mark, can't say I have an answer yet, but you did answer a question for me---open and closed pressures on the stock springs. I was looking at a Comp Cams inner valve spring as a possible replacement. I will have to double check the specs now. Finding the right spring retainer is the key. Stock moder...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Builders: Babbitt and boring cylinders question
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Engine Builders: Babbitt and boring cylinders question

Hoping the experienced builders can help me out here. I am curious if the boring of the cylinders happens before or after the babbitt mains are poured---or doesn't it matter? I wasn't sure if any of the heat involved in the rebabbitting effects the roundness of the bores. I am asking because I have ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 2317

Re: Financing a Model T

Nothing wrong with taking a loan....as long as it is a loan you can afford. My opinion is if you cant make 3-4 times (2 times at a minimum) the minimum monthly payment, then your probably going to owe more than you would ultimately like to spend (or could afford to spend). I have done various loans ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nuthin’ Special new driver in the drivers seat...
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Nuthin’ Special new driver in the drivers seat...

Great to see updates, still one of my favorite topics here on the MTFCA forums after all this time.
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11345

Re: Model T Special build.

Chad, you may want to keep an eye on your steering mount where you welded it to the frame. that will be a prime place for cracks to develope from the frame twisting. Myself, I would have bolted it on. Nice job on building it though. JMHO Dave Yes, I may even (probably will) box that part of the fra...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 11345

Re: Model T Special build.

Shane, I haven't been on here much lately, but GREAT JOB! I had to chuckle at a couple of things you did, because the are in similar fashion to what I am doing: Modified T frame, Model A steering, a happy accident that it came up through the same hole in the firewall. My column will be shortened tho...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself
Replies: 17
Views: 1938

Re: Have Your Hobby Pay For Itself

Mark and Eric bring up excellent points. However it is so sad that we truly have to think this way nowadays. There are no such things as unfortunate accidents nowadays. Money hungry society and lawyers have seen to that.
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)
Replies: 24
Views: 2533

Re: Survived another Chickasha trip (with pictures)

Donnie, That is an interesting Long Spring mounting that I have not seen before. The ones I have seen have a heavy metal bracket that bolts to the radius arm hole and curves upward against the C of the axle. So that style has you cutting off the top of the axle C ? How does the newer top piece attac...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Pick up tail gates
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: FS Pick up tail gates

Email sent
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 Lang's Calendar
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: 2019 Lang's Calendar

Nope, they are out of them. I talked to Steve earlier this week. I missed my chance. If anyone has an extra they would like to sell, I'd be interested. I am getting questioned at work why I don't have my usual Model T calendar up. I notice people don't want to thumb through the muscle car calendar l...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Re: OT: Radiator Badge Attachment

If you use Permatex Ultra Grey silicone and not on a painted surface that is clean, dry, and oil free, It will stay on longer than you will live. I work in the diesel engine industry and it is the manufacture recommended sealant for our engines. Those engines got really hot and tons of vibration. I ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 Lang's Calendar
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: 2019 Lang's Calendar

Usually they are listed on the site for sale. I guess I can try on Monday to give them a call. Finding time at work to do so is so hard though. Took me two weeks to get time to call a business in Georgia for a 10 minute conversation.
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 Lang's Calendar
Replies: 3
Views: 698

2019 Lang's Calendar

I am thinking I must have missed getting a 2019 Calendar from Lang's....Don't see them listed on the site. Dang. I have had one every year offered and I must have missed getting one before they sold out. What a bummer. My fault for a late start this year. People at work really seem to enjoy them and...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Production Model T Service Ad SD
Replies: 9
Views: 1122

Re: Post Production Model T Service Ad SD

About the only thing a Ford dealership would have for a T nowadays would be air for the tires. Jim At least one of our local dealers has the Motorcraft SP-405 spark plugs in stock that fit T's. I only know that because I have a part time job that counts dealer inventories for their record keeping a...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY

Another video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wol8g5ILqao

There are also some on the Model T Group on Facebook if your on that. I am not myself, but can navigate the public site to watch the videos.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY

I stand corrected. I didn't know that and was told over the years they were homemade. Thank You for the update, always good to learn.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY

What a great thread Chad! Thank you for posting these! Here's a link I found in a one minute search from AllThingsDIY Mike on youtube. The sounds aren't really anything to write home about except the sweet, throaty AA snowmobile and the very first T. He says he drove his 550 GTX Ski Doo (not "23 sk...
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY

I have to hand it to these guys who traveled 250-to 350 miles one way to bring their vehicles, real dedication there, then getting everyone started up with temperatures that only just broke above zero when everyone was getting fired up at 9 am. (We hand cranked mine and that oil was thick!) I think...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY

John, The skis like those on the green sedan above are the correct style era skis. There are reproductions out there. The ones on the front hub on the black pickup (with yellow headlights) that look like old sleigh skis are homemade. Most of these conversions are based on TT chassis and rears, alot ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY

Thanks John. Its a great way to enjoy the T's year round in the snow belts of America.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

2019 20th National Snowmobile Meet, Forestport, NY

I have never been to one of these meets. I'm pretty much a fair weather tower, so driving in the snow, while towing only brings back certain flashbacks I wish not to relive. For me, the stars aligned today. And after a two hour drive to Forestport, NY (just outside of Utica, NY), I unloaded my littl...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fred Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 3238

Re: Fred Houston

Rich Eagle wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Wow! He was an institution all by himself. So sad to loose another.
Rich Eagle
Absolutely. Never met him, but I watched those videos he did when I first got into this stuff and read many many things over the years from him. Such a sad loss for one of the greats in the hobby.
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 7403

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

Loaded the doodlebug to go snowmobiling tomorrow at the 2019 national meet.

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Model T Tractor 1.jpg
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your Speedster
Replies: 81
Views: 7187

Re: Lets see your Speedster

I might finish this before I retire. I actually have most of the parts to complete, I just need time and motivation. Parts gathered (and thus planned), include complete A steering from column to front axle, T engine with '28 Chevy head, 19" A wheels, '24 cut off touring body. Frame has 5" drop front...
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2019 Model T Snowmobile Meet - Information
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: 2019 Model T Snowmobile Meet - Information

Come on out this weekend!

I am headed out tomorrow but have heard of some great rides showing up already!
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Here it comes...
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: OT Here it comes...

It started here about 4pm Saturday afternoon. 4 hours in and not much really. Super fine powder. But the worst is on its way. Calling for 12-15" here all said and done. At least it's on a weekend. This kind of stuff during the week is not going to work friendly and a major inconvenience for how our ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Museum Lineshaft up and running in Vintage Garage Machine Shop!
Replies: 20
Views: 2409

Re: Museum Lineshaft up and running in Vintage Garage Machine Shop!

It all looks fantastic. Line shafts are just so memorizing to me. So mechanical, so basic.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gear Oil Gasket Maker vs Cold Temps
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Gear Oil Gasket Maker vs Cold Temps

RTV: Room-Temperature-Vulcanizing.