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by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

Found a little more info. This is a pic of the seat riser from the car (not in my possession yet). It is meta and has a hole for a starter switch. So according to the sites encyclopedia it should be the earliest of 1920 (as 1918-1919 cars had wooden seat frames, and starters were first introduced 19...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

Is there anything else I can use to pin down a date on this body? Or is it just going to be 17- 22

I think some of the pieces that may further ID the year I don't have, but I appreciate any help. Thank You
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

Also, are doors from '24-'25 interchangeable with an earlier body like mine?
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

Yes, It has the large caps, but that makes sense being its a low cowl body. Hank, when you say dash, do you mean the "firewall" or are you talking the "instrument panel"? The "firewall" I received with the body is a non stock plywood with a metal band around the top and just down the top curve part ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Identifying year of roadster body (Low Cowl)

I just picked up a low cowl roadster body. Is there any way to figure out what the year is? I can post lots of pics, but I'd just be guessing. Tell me what I should be looking for or you want to see to help me ID it. Thank You forum for your help.
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by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Rare?? Unused Portion Cutoff Touring

Yesterday, I would have been BEGGING you to somehow ship the side panels and back panel to me. But I think I am ok with what I have.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Nuts (ORIGINAL FORD) for main cap bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: WTB, Nuts (ORIGINAL FORD) for main cap bolts

Found! Thank you Hank and MTFCA!
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB, Nuts (ORIGINAL FORD) for main cap bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 131

WTB, Nuts (ORIGINAL FORD) for main cap bolts

I am looking for a nice, ORIGINAL, not beat up set of nuts (6) that go on the bolts for the main caps. Need to have great threads, no rounded corners and no bent or missing tabs on the castle portion.

Please send a pic and contact me at crazydart400 AT yahoo DOT com .
Thank You
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 969

Re: The File mystery

Sacrificial anode to keep the gas clean.
by Chad_Marcheese
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing front crossmember wear
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Repairing front crossmember wear

The clamp was loose, and there was an assortment of washers between the nuts and the lower clamp plate, and still lots of room between the pin hole and the castellations on the nuts. Jim, that could be a front mount for a TT (Ton Truck). Somehow one ended up on my '25 car chassis and I have the sam...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 pickup box with tailgate, rough but still good
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Rusty and rough 26-27 pickup box with talgate

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by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 pickup box with tailgate, rough but still good
Replies: 2
Views: 369

26-27 pickup box with tailgate, rough but still good

I have been saving this a long time for a speedster pickup build, but peer pressure to stay focused on my original vision has caused me to have a moment of weakness and offer this for sale. Get it before I change my mind! I WILL NOT SHIP THIS UNLESS YOU MAKE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS! Up for sale is a ru...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 1101

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

Normal operating procedures for them. Been happening for years. You can search to your hearts content. I also had heard that one of the major vendors was going to drop them because of all the hassles. Not sure if that ever happened or not.
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: My Shop Stinks

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I*m going to try some different things to see what works. Guess cleaning out my parts washer wouldn't hurt a thing either. Always had an old car smell but its a lot worse for some reason. That right there is a big source. Anything like that is going to create o...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 49
Views: 2450

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

I do not know what to do about the front frame corners. That shape does not look original but I am not sure what shape to make it or how. Both front frame corner sides have the same bent-looking shape. Also the front spring clamps seem to be missing. I don't see that Lang's sells them for earlier t...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: My Shop Stinks

It might help to narrow down what the odor is. I have three cars in my garage, and nobody has ever mentioned anything, nor do I ever smell anything. I can tell you if I fire up a vehicle in the garage for more than just pulling it out, then yes, it will stick of exhaust for a day or two after.....I ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve Springs
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Valve Springs

Scott, I don't necessarily disagree with you. But alot of the good running T's I see run 35-40 pretty regularly. They all have been rebuilt in some manner, not all have Scat cranks. My T, personally likes 25-33, I'm OK with that. The next engine will be much more refined. Jim, you probably already k...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drag link flex
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Drag link flex

I agree with others on checking all the rest of the steering first. Pull the front wheels and pull the tie rod off each spindle so you get a good idea of drag if any. If after all of that you still feel strongly about adding reinforcement, I used the ends of the draglink inserted into some DOM steel...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 49
Views: 2450

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Good start and you have more to start with than I did. Hopefully that 4 dip pan is good enough to use and not rusted out.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Overhead head gasket measurements

You guys are awesome as usual. That is the info I needed to continue on my calculations. Thank You very much. Hap, bore and stroke, as well as head chamber size, piston - or + volume, and head gasket volume are all needed to accurately calculate compression. Most are satisfied with assumptions and p...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Overhead head gasket measurements

Thats great Kevin! Thank You ----whats the bore diameter on them?
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Overhead head gasket measurements

I'm just trying to accurately measure for compression ratio. I don't have a head gasket in my possession at this time. This is information I'd like to pass to my camshaft builder doing a custom grind.
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overhead head gasket measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Overhead head gasket measurements

Hoping someone has a overhead head gasket (that would fit an 8 valve head such as a Fronty or Rajo). I am hoping you can measure the bore size and thickness for me. It really would help if you have a used gasket as it's already squished, but I've got a good idea of what the difference would be if yo...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun May 31, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 72
Views: 2929

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

Wow Jim, You sure do get around. This is probably the last place I expected to see you. I have followed you for years with your other cars on Drag Week. Finally met you briefly at Atco last year. Congrats on the car, it looks great.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun May 31, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

I for one would love to see flow data on any of these heads. I am trying to find a flow bench locally that would flow my Fronty T head.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat May 30, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "I promise you this, pal..."
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: "I promise you this, pal..."

No one can ever replace true friendship. I hope you are able to eventually get a T. Hang around here enough and might happen sooner than you think.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat May 30, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo B valve seat question
Replies: 16
Views: 943

Re: Rajo B valve seat question

Where is the freaking like button! So much good info in this post if your an engine junkie! And Dan, Yes, More Air, More Fuel does equal more power----but only if you can use it all....even on the top end of the RPMs. There is always a saturation point of diminishing returns. If the head flows such ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed May 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

To answer your question, you can technically use a "universal" set of wires. But as was mentioned, you could buy the more "correct" looking wire in bulk and ends and build your own. It's really not hard, and I am willing to bet there are youtube videos of it. I like alot of the comments here, some a...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster project update first start of engine. test
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Re: Speedster project update first start of engine. test

Donnie, I want to congratulate you on the milestone of hearing it run....It sounds GOOD! Wow 6 years now. I can't believe it's been that long already. Finish her up and go take it for a social distancing ride. Congratulations again!
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More "modern" steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: More "modern" steering column

Edit: Knew I should have kept my mouth shut.....Later Y'all
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More "modern" steering column
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: More "modern" steering column

You can search for mine I started building, or look on the HAMB forum Model T Gow Job. I too am running an A box...the better '30-31 box. Link: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/model-t-gow-job.1122709/ Interesting that the above pictures, that the end of the A box has been trimmed and tur...
by Chad_Marcheese
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Late teens? Cast muffler ends.
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Late teens? Cast muffler ends.

Any offers?
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Late teens? Cast muffler ends.
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Late teens? Cast muffler ends.

I have a set of cast muffler ends for I believe late teens. Pitted but still solid. The tube you can use for a pattern---if you don't want the tube just let me know. Take a look. Cleaning up the garage, asking $40 shipped in the lower $48 states (please remember, shipping is included and costs $15 b...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Period Picture- No Smoking Please
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Period Picture- No Smoking Please

Cool, front wheel drive burnout. :lol:
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control
Replies: 18
Views: 2483

Re: Moderator - thank you for stopping a potential mess from spiraling out of control

All I know is, I post way less than I ever have here, only because a of a few people. No direct attacks, but a few hypocrites go out of their way to help one person, saying the young need to have info, and more or less telling me to go pound salt when I asked for help. Take it for what you will. I u...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)

I posted some photos of an engine with this type of conversion over in the other discussion - https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10117 WOW, Those too are great reference. THANK YOU for posting those. All of this is great info to have. The flywheel housing is Model B, I cant say for su...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)

Ok- here are a few pictures of my seal setup- pretty much self explanatory. The last picture shows the extended crank flange necessary to position the flywheel properly. The flywheel in this engine is a lightened model A with a V-8 pressure plate. Crank is model A with a full length rear main. I'll...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)

Well, ok then. Anyone else have some real information they are willing to share?
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 20257

Re: Model T Special build.

Henry K. Lee wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:35 pm
Do not forget the transmission pilot bushing!

Hank
It's already in the flywheel....can't really forget it....
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 20257

Re: Model T Special build.

According to my measurements, because I don't want to confuse anyone, yes, if using a stock T crank, yes, you need a spacer on the end of the crank before the flywheel goes on. If using a stock length A crank (which has a surface for a seal to ride already), the flywheel housing needs to be spaced a...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)

Hank,

It would be great if you had any pics of the parts and pieces with them on a engine so I could see better what your trying to convey in your message.
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 20257

Re: Model T Special build.

I did have a phone call with Dan. His seal holder is made for an "A" crank in a T block using the A transmission....which I'm also building beside the T crank / T block engine. It is also expensive, and I made a verbal commitment for one, he said a couple of months to get some cast up. He said he is...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 185
Views: 20257

Re: Model T Special build.

Very nice Shane. I too am working on trying to put an "A" trans behind a T Engine. I'll never have enough funds to own a Fronty pan, so I'll just build a similar one. My big issue is figuring out the sealing for the rear main so oil wont get into the clutch. So far in a couple months of research the...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Speedster engine rear main sealing (Non T trans)

I know this has been done, so hopefully someone here can tell me. I'm trying to run a T engine with T crank with a dry clutch setup (basically like a modern type engine/clutch /trans setup). That means I need to somehow seal the rear main. How can it be done? I have one idea, but you certainly wont ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Speedster steering column, brass
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: FS: Speedster steering column, brass

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by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Speedster steering column, brass
Replies: 2
Views: 391

FS: Speedster steering column, brass

. SOLD SOLD SOLD! Steering column from a speedster project that changed direction. Length is still standard, so can be used in regular car New pitman arm New key New nut New grease cup. Excellent used timing / spark rods New control rod springs and cups New gears (4:1) New brass quadrant New brass n...
by Chad_Marcheese
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Snowmobile meet-- 2/1/2020
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Model T Snowmobile meet-- 2/1/2020

For those of you wanting to do something different, please join us at the Model T Ford Snowmobile in Forestport, NY (Noth of Utica, NY) this weekend, February 1st, 2020 The Trackside Blazes Snowmobile Club (modern) have graciously invited us back this year. The weather looks great, and we just need ...
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Frontenac Head flanges, only two sets available
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Frontenac Head flanges, only two sets available

All sold! Thank You. I was glad to have these done and pass a few on.

I'm not sure if I will ever have these made again (its hard to front the money for such an adventure). However, I am always interested to hear of any interest in this.
by Chad_Marcheese
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Frontenac Head flanges, only two sets available
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Frontenac Head flanges, only two sets available

1 set sold pending received payment.

1 set left!
by Chad_Marcheese
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Frontenac Head flanges, only two sets available
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Frontenac Head flanges, only two sets available

I had some flanges made up for the exhaust and intake ports for the Frontenac head to make manifolds with. Both flanges are the same except for the inner diameter. These are laser cut 3/8" mild steel plates. The exhaust are sized at 1.5" holes (Quantity 3) The intakes I made a touch smaller at 1.25"...
by Chad_Marcheese
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ---STD OR .005 OS CONNECTING RODS
Replies: 3
Views: 469

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: 6
Views: 739

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: 1547

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: 84
Views: 5480

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: 1547

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: 1547

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: 1547

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: 1547

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: 1547

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: 1547

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: 1547

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: 1547

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: 279

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: 1114

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: 339

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: 854

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: 854

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: 854

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: 854

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: 28
Views: 2552

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: 1835

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: 1156

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: 433

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: 1988

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: 1988

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: 1726

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: 2050

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: 2684

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: 782

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: 834

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: 1225

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: 782

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: 782

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: 673

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: 673

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: 563

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: 10887

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: 1461

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: 1816

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: 842

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: 1365

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: 1444

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: 1142

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: 903

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: 2840

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: 13021

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: 912

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: 1299

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.