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by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Wanted to buy

Mike -
Is there a different phone number to reach you? The number in your ad above connects to someone VERY unsympathetic to Model T people. Is that a good number in your ad?
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Horn Man" in St; Louis...
Replies: 0
Views: 435

"Horn Man" in St; Louis...

Please contact me. A local fellow has two big buckets full of non-Model T or A horns he wants to sell. There may be some you can use. Lots of odd carburetors, too.
Marshall V. Daut
Davenport, Iowa
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive Plate Assembly Question
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Drive Plate Assembly Question

Thanks, guys! That's JUST what I wanted to hear! :) I can sleep easy again.
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat May 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive Plate Assembly Question
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Drive Plate Assembly Question

I am putting the drive plate assembly back together in our '26-27 T engine/transmission project, which is in my friend's 1924 Coupe.. There is a minor concern on my part. When I disassembled the clutch two months ago, I put all the pieces from the drive plate assembly in a box to keep them together....
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri May 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB ball caps ( 4th. mains) for re-babbitting
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: WTB ball caps ( 4th. mains) for re-babbitting

Gene -
I'll give you ours just for the postage, if you want it. From 52803. We bought a re-babbitted cap from you last month, so this well-worn cap is just one more thing for me to trip over in the garage.
M.
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed May 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S aluminum intake
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: F S aluminum intake

To those who responded to my notice about the aluminum high volume intake manifold, I must wait until Charles J confirms his sale so that it doesn't appear that I'm cutting into his deal. Once he confirms his buyer, I will respond to my respondents in the order I received their inquires. O.K. with e...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed May 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: F S aluminum intake
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: F S aluminum intake

Charles j - It appears that "mtntee20" has purchased your manifold, so I can safely post this message. Not to hijack your thread, but I was going to post almost the same exact classified ad as yours sometime this week! What are the odds?!? I had virtually the same experience as you with the new alum...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed May 20, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Internal oil line
Replies: 2
Views: 299

WTB: Internal oil line

Want to Buy : For our 1926-27 "Engine from H*ll" project, we need an internal oil tube that runs from the coil ring to the front of the engine block. Typical for this &^#$@! engine, our oil line got crunched in three places and is unrepairable (long, stupid story). The funnel missed out on all the ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun May 17, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just one of those days!
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Just one of those days!

Well, at least your hacksaw blade didn't do what MINE did to me last weekend! I just KNEW I should have put on an extra heavy pair of gloves while hacksawing a bolt held in my vise. Kiss the use of the left thumb good-bye for a couple weeks! 'Good thing I'm right handed. OUCH!!!
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun May 10, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

Re: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead

I seem to recall years ago people complaining that the felt strip that was available through vendors is too thick and that causes broken transmission covers when doubled over at the ends. Has that situation changed? It looks the same to me. Are they now the correct thickness that will allow doubling...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun May 10, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

Two simple, dumb questions about the hogshead

Q #1: I have seen the bolt holding the low pedal's support facing both directions on various hogsheads: bolt head inside, bolt head outside. I can't really see from photos or manuals which way the bolt is SUPPOSED to face, as the castle nut or bolt head are buried deep beneath the clutch pedal is ph...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed May 06, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 10861

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve - Take off the manifolds and do the air test again, setting each piston at TDC. If the exhaust valve in a cylinder is leaking, you will feel air pushing out of the port for that cylinder. The same with the intake. Repeat for each cylinder. You can get a better feel for the leakage this way tha...
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1895

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

Good points made so far. Stan's right about the humble Tudor (especially the heavier '26-27 models) being the unwanted red-headed stepchild in the Model T family. DEATH to sell and a potential money pit if you need to replace the interior with an authentic one = $2000. They were popular in the day a...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: New coil ring polarity question

Our buddy, the late, great Murray Fahnestock, writes if a magneto can support a two-pound cast iron piston, it is properly magnetized. One pound is borderline. If Murray says two pounds is sufficient, would one notice an appreciable improvement in magneto performance if the magnets could support fou...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: New coil ring polarity question

Yes, I watched a number of those videos before posting my battery charger question a couple weeks ago. General consensus here was that a battery charger (even a high output one) wasn't as good as three 12 volt batteries. So, I have rounded up three such batteries and made cables to connect everythin...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: New coil ring polarity question

Your advice is always good, Scott. I'll do as you suggest. Thanks for helping a nit-wit like me perform a basically simple electrical procedure like this!
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: New coil ring polarity question

So, Scott, once the first zappings have been completed and I am ready to rotate the coil ring 90 degrees to zap again, do I need to pay attention to maintaining the +/- relationship vis-à-vis the magnets? I guess I am asking that during the first zappings, let's say a + (north) magnet pair is opposi...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: New coil ring polarity question

Or does it even matter? I just dug out an old coil ring from a running T I had forgotten about and it has little magnetism, either. So, I am guessing it doesn't matter what orientation the coil ring is in when placed on top of the magneto magnets during re-charging? I plan on zapping it with a 1/4 r...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New coil ring polarity question
Replies: 12
Views: 960

New coil ring polarity question

O.K., So, if you have been following my 1924 T engine from ^#$&* saga, you know that the collective advice here recommended exchanging the damaged coil ring for one that was rebuilt, which we did. It arrived last week and is very nice. I took a compass to check for polarity, thinking it would have t...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how to install/remove a transmission spring
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: how to install/remove a transmission spring

I just did this the other day by using my two hands and pressing downwards on the spring. I first twisted it so that the openings between the coils would line up with the keeper pin. Still, it was a tight fit to drive the pin out with a drift. I suppose it would be easier with a compressor of some s...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ball cap , re-babbitted and bored to Std. or your specified diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 2501

Re: Ball cap , re-babbitted and bored to Std. or your specified diameter

Hey, Gene! We're sending you an order. Is that street address complete? 'Seems like something is missing: 49519 cr.23.
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: White tires
Replies: 0
Views: 347

WTB: White tires

Want to buy: For our 1911 "American Pickers" project, we would like to buy two 30" x 3" and two 30" x 3.5" white tires. They apparently aren't available any longer from the vendors or from Lucas. Anyone got an extra set that is not checked or cracked?
Thanks!
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Coil ring sealant

I spoke with Mrs. Lucius in Ohio this morning. Our ratty old magneto coil ring will be sent later this week to her husband Bill for exchange with a rebuilt coil ring. One less thing to worry about in this ^%#%&! engine. Thanks for all your input and outstanding photos. The depth of Model T knowledge...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring
Replies: 7
Views: 869

Re: Nice photo 1909-10 Touring

"Do you suppose it's the Fourth of July?"

Maybe it's a "Ford of July" photo? N'yuk, n'yuk, n'yuk!!!
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend

Good stuff! Keep it coming. The main reason I asked about using a battery charger is because of these two VERY short videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gTv8JNz_Mo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzQJLGtJV9o&feature=youtu.be It sure looks more efficient than hooking up a bunch of batteries. In ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend

I should mention that the plan is to place the coil ring on top of the magneto when charging the magnets. I will not be charging the magnets individually.
M.
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend

O.K. I'm convinced. I'll try to talk my friend into having his coil ring rewound professionally. Thanks to everyone for the leads and recommendations as to who should do this. Looking ahead once I receive the NEWLY rewound coil ring, I intend to recharge the weak magnets before reassembling the engi...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Coil ring sealant

Wow! The response with all this terrific information is overwhelming! Thanks to everyone for taking the time to share your experience and recommendations. Very impressive and most instructional!!! You've given us a lot to think over and options to choose from. I'll see what the car's owner wants to ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: Coil ring sealant

The coils near the starter are not damaged or scrunched. Maybe I overstated their condition. Just the wrappings are skinned and some of the brass coil wrapping layers are visible. The magneto worked before disassembly, but I suspected it was weak because there was no change in sound or power when sw...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Coil ring sealant

What are folks using to coat magneto coil ring wrappings these days? Predictably, some knucklehead in the past tried to remove the starter from my friend's 1924 Coupe engine and tore through the windings' coatings in that area. Plus, the remaining coils could use some freshening up with a sealant. T...
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2105

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

My thanks to everyone who has shared his advice and experience in trying to help me resolve this frustrating and confusing (at least, confusing to me!) problem with the camshaft gear and valve clearance setting variations. Great reading and very reassuring how nearly indestructible the Model T engin...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2105

This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

I posted last year about helping a friend get his 1924 Model T Coupe engine running better and stronger. It ran smoothly, but it always felt a bit doggy, unpowered even for a stock T. So, we decided to put on a "Z" head. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men...New rings, new pistons, new adjusta...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chaffin's Garage is not closing
Replies: 45
Views: 5502

Re: Chaffin's Garage is not closing

Not to sound mercenary amid all this good news, but does this also mean the 20% discount sale is no longer valid? Just when we were preparing an order list, including among other fairly big ticket items a set of new rear end gears and an original steel clutch disk pack. Don't get me wrong! I am supe...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 2683

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

It looks like the news people switched identifications: The cars shown are a 1925 Pickup Truck and a 1927 Roadster, not the other way around.
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Refinished firewall, late 1910-1912
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Refinished firewall, late 1910-1912

This quality wood repo firewall has been stained and clear-coated with a catalyzed spray, color sanded and buffed out. Nice gloss, which is hard to capture on camera with a flash. I did all this during the restoration of my friend's 1911 Touring, only to discover afterwards that whoever cut the fire...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

Burger - I agree with you, as I'm sure do all the readers here. Of course, you are preaching to the choir on this website. :) It's a sad fact for us lovers of history and antique cars, but it is exactly that attrition through abuse, junking, neglect and/or abandonment that makes the surviving exampl...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

Remaining pic's.
M.
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

I have four toys from my father (1919-1969), among which are a large Buddy "L" metal Model T Coupe and this 8" by 4" tin centerdoor Model T Sedan with funny sayings hand-painted on it. I say "funny", although I suppose one must have lived through the era to appreciate the humor of most of them. What...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Model T story - might be true
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: A Model T story - might be true

Norman - As often happens, the "bad guy" doesn't always get punished in life. Too bad. Did he ever acknowledge your lack of patronage and ask why? He must have similarly ticked off other customers, if he treated a long-standing good customer like you in such a shabby manner. What he did to you just ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?

Yu asked about symptoms of a leaking intake manifold. So far I haven't seen what happened to my Model A 45 years ago. I kept hearing a whistle and couldn't figure out what was causing it. At a local Model A club meeting, SOP was for attendees to ask questions after the main meeting, posing their Mod...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: First Year Iowa Plate for sale 1911
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: First Year Iowa Plate for sale 1911

If you have a second one in any condition, I'm your boy!
Marshall, also from Iowa
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: very old junk yard
Replies: 14
Views: 2387

Re: very old junk yard

I'm fairly certain I have mentioned this before when junkyard/farm finds were being discussed, but here goes again for the benefit of those, who have come onto this website in the last few years. The background of this story was told to me in 1968 by an antique car collector/parts dealer, who grew u...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

I have posted in years past the problem I had with a friend's Holley NH after rebuilding. Cutting to the chase, the lowest passageway had not been drilled and cleaned out. Enough fuel was reaching the engine to start and keep running, but under power needs, the fuel flow inside the carb could not ke...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine turn off after a short drive.
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: Engine turn off after a short drive.

Are you advancing the spark lever, meaning pulling it down, when you drive? The lever should be UP when starting, but pulled DOWN to drive. Once you have mastered the starting and starting to drive procedures, you can fine tune your driving skills by adjusting the spark lever to adapt to driving con...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 1933

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

Yes, years ago I tried the piston travel method of adjustment after my '26 engine came back from the rebuilders and was a super DOG. It couldn't get out of its own way, as they say. I made my own flip gauge and followed the instructions on piston travel and adjustment. Although there was a slight (a...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 1933

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

It appears that this topic of discussion has "exhausted" itself. (Ha, ha, ha!) Despite some detours, the postings with clearance suggestions all make sense to me and basically boil down to whether one uses original Ford valves or new stainless steel valves. It seems that the consensus is that if one...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 1933

Re: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

Good stuff so far. Keep it coming! Thanks. I'm still curious why Lang's recommends 0.022" - 0.032", among other vendors' catalogs. Scott - Yes, you are right. We had to trim the ends of the valves because they were too long for the adjustable lifters we installed. I was pretty sure we'd need to do t...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...
Replies: 22
Views: 1933

Adjustable lifters with stainless steel valves...

I still can't get the search engine on this website to chase after archived discussions on specific topics, so I am probably asking a question that has been beaten to death here over the years. Add one more drubbing to the list... On a Model A website, a recent on-going thread addresses stainless st...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tough election choices
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Re: Tough election choices

W.C. Fields famously said: "I never vote for anyone, I always vote against."
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)
Replies: 22
Views: 2417

Re: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)

Good grief! Did you leave Mark's cupboard bare??? Is there a Model T Haven left??? I've heard of Chinese "Take Out", but I never heard of "Chinese Take Everything"! Where is this well-heeled Chinese buyer when I have something Model T to sell??? :)
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 13752

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

Steve -
If this were a photo of me, you could call it "Beyond a shadow of a DAUT". Ha, ha, ha!
Marshall DAUT
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 13752

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

The unidentified two-tone tan Model A is a 1931 Sport Coupe.
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Re: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!

Scott - Yes, thank you. I did see your post with mathematical CR equation. Good information! I was looking more for actual real-life experiences where guys used a compression gauge to check the psi readings in their engines. Using your calculations would be an interesting mathematical exercise - if ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Introduction and question

Take off the hood, too. Unlike Model A latches, Model T hood latches don't secure the hood all that well. Many a time after driving a Model T, I notice one or more latch has come unsprung from the hood side panel. Even though you will be traveling at the speed a good Model T should be able to reach ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Re: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!

'Nothing worse than being in front of some punk in a hurry to get to McDonald's to get his Oh! so important Bic Mac and fries in the next 30 seconds. In a Model T, the problem is compounded. My friend's Model T will never see the big city, as he lives in the country. But the paved road in front of h...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Re: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!

Thank you all for your input so far. Yes, I had planned on test fitting the head with and without the gasket once we have put the pistons in next week. The suggested 75-80 psi figure was about what I had thought might be achievable and desirable. I know it's not all about raising the compression in ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Attention: Owners with Z head experience!!!

'Sorry, Guys, but I have to post this question again. It got buried deep in my engine thread last week, so I guess no one saw it. I'm sure SOMEONE out there in Model T Land can answer it. I have a gut feel for the answer, but I'd like to run the question past Z head owners anyway. We will be mountin...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Piston rings
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: WTB: Piston rings

Problem solved! Lang's came through with a replacement piston ring, even though it was not their fault that the suspected defective ring broke upon installation. Lots of kudos for Lang's Old Car Parts! Tops in customer service, an almost extinct animal these days. Keep that in mind the next time you...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The misery continues with this engine...
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: The misery continues with this engine...

UPDATE: Steven Lang of Lang's Old Car Parts in Massachusetts saw my posting here from yesterday, as well as my direct mail to him, and was able to find an incomplete set of 0.040" piston rings! So, he is sending me a new ring to replace what I suspect was a defective second groove ring, even though...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Piston rings
Replies: 1
Views: 396

WTB: Piston rings

I need the second ring for 0.030" or 0.040" oversized ALUMINUM pistons! The new one broke while being installed. :oops: I will buy a set for one piston if need be, but I prefer just the single ring for the second groove. Thanks in advance for helping!
Marshall (563) 322-1319
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The misery continues with this engine...
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

The misery continues with this engine...

Just like death itself, this saga has no end... The new 0.030" oversize aluminum pistons we ordered arrived the other day, so today I began removing the connecting rods from the four-ring cast iron pistons that were in this 1924 engine. To no one's surprise (especially mine), two of the four connect...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 3519

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

Thanks, Scott. This Z head is supposedly 6:1 CR with stock spark plugs No anticipated psi readings were included in the instructions. I should hope the compression readings are higher than 55 psi after installing this new head! With the stock head, the best cylinder was just under 50psi. I was hopin...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 3519

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

Thanks again, Scott, for taking the time to write out your experience and advice. Nothing is simple with these "simple" cars, is it? :lol: Because the car is so far away and I only get a chance to work on it every other week or so, I will test our valve lapping work by plugging the ports in the bloc...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 3519

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

Great! Thanks for the information, Scott. I believe the guides are standard, as I tried to "freshen" them up with my oversized guide reamer, thinking since the engine had been rebuilt at one time, the guides had been reamed oversize. Nope. 'Couldn't even get the reamer to start. The factory lifters ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 3519

Re: Is this one happy man, or what???

Scott - Which Neway kit did you buy? I see several available on-line. Did it have the correct size pilot shaft and stones for a Model T? In other words, is it Model T ready to use or did you have to buy additional tools to make it work for our cars? I'd be VERY interested in purchasing such a kit. W...
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 3519

Is this one happy man, or what???

Some of you may recall my friend John, who bought a 1924 Coupe two years ago to match the one in family photos taken during the 1930's. You may also recall a couple weeks ago that I started a thread about the pistons in the engine and the poor compression/performance the engine exhibited. After remo...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter
Replies: 19
Views: 2713

Re: Confessions of a first time Model T Painter

After paying out the C.K. Yang year after year for paint jobs that cracked within four years or had very little color sprayed along the lower portions because the "professional" painter was too lazy to get down on all fours to spray there, I decided to buy my own equipment and learn how to paint my ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 391705

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Richard G. wrote: "In reading of Steve's adventures brings to mind two guys backed a model a ford from New York to California , as I remember it was a roadster and it took place perhaps sixty years ago, any one remember that? talk about cramped necks." You are right. There was a story about that tri...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Coupelet
Replies: 38
Views: 4043

Re: 1915 Coupelet

Mere words of compliment don't do justice to the quality restoration you have completed, Russ. OUTSTANDING! Drooling over photos of your Couplet are about as close as I'll ever get to owning my favorite Model T body style. Alas, just a pipe dream for me, but one you were able to realize. Congratulat...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1936 Ford Cabriolet hood ornament
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: 1936 Ford Cabriolet hood ornament

Call Bobe Lopez in Davenport, Iowa at (563) 323-8791, Bobe's Antique Auto. He has lots of parts like that stashed away that he bought over the years from dealerships that closed down and from farm sales. Many NOS parts on his shelves. Not much Model T, but a goodly supply of Model A and early V-8 st...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil dippers on rod cap question
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Oil dippers on rod cap question

Thanks, guys! Need X-grooves in the Babbitt in order to make the dippers functional? I was afraid of that, Herm. :( Nice work on your rods! Too bad you didn't do this engine. I'd sure like to find the numbskull who did: 0.020" valve clearances, loose as a goose rods with UNADJUSTED 1/8" stacks of sh...
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Aha! The light bulb finally turns on! THAT was the missing piece of the puzzle = the rings from aluminum pistons will fit the grooves in these cast iron aftermarket pistons. My mindset was focused on cast iron pistons needing rings made for cast iron. But you are saying I can mix and match? I dug ou...
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Aren't new rings for cast iron pistons 1/4" thick? The ones on my friend's pistons are only 1/8".
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Thanks to all responders with their excellent information and advice. I have checked with a couple Model T vendors and inquired about the availability of new rings for these cast iron pistons with FOUR grooves and 1/8" thick and 1/8" wide rings. No luck. It appears that my only option is to install ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil dippers on rod cap question
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Oil dippers on rod cap question

I have never been able to get the search function to work on this website, so if this question has been asked and answered a million times already, make it a million and one! The friend's Coupe engine with the piston problems has what appears to be almost new rod bearing Babbitt. Hurray! Something d...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Thank you all for your replies so far. Barring any subsequent expert opinions and advice to the contrary posted over the weekend, it would appear that these are aftermarket cast iron pistons that were intended to be used in a Model T, not pistons from some other engine forced to do duty in a Model T...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

Les - A magnet sticks to the pistons, so they are not aluminum. The compression readings were taken from #1 through #4. So, #4 had the highest reading and also had the cleanest piston top, as well as cleanest spark plug electrode. That cylinder is doing what it's supposed to do. The other three are ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying Model T pistons, please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Help identifying Model T pistons, please!

I have redone only about five Model T engines completely, but dozens of Model A's. So, I guess I am still a neophyte in the Model T world. Yesterday I encountered something in a friend's Model T that I hadn't seen before. 'Probably old hat to most of you, but I am stumped and need to know what to do...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: There's no such thing
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: There's no such thing

Although this expression was first coined by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and is called Clarke's First Law, it also fits for the Model T transmission: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." 101 years after its introduction, the Model T transmission and how...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Titled as a '26 but . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 1853

Re: Titled as a '26 but . . .

The sloping windshield would make it 1923-25. The large drum rear end could make it a late 1925. How about a view of the front fender's raised curves? Does one curve go under the side splash shield or run parallel to it? Under would make it a 1925, parallel would be 1923-24, give and take a month or...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Down home
Replies: 25
Views: 3556

Re: OLD PHOTO - Down home

"I was standing in this yard until I put my hand in my pocket, pulled out a penny, saw the date of 2018 and before I knew it I was back in my recliner in my living room.....SIGH!"

Ala "Somewhere in Time"???
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: (6) new Std. adjustable lifters
Replies: 0
Views: 468

For sale: (6) new Std. adjustable lifters

These DOUBLE LOCK standard size adjustable lifters are new, never installed or adjusted. I bought these as a full set 10-12 years ago to replace two broken lifters in a running engine. It was necessary to buy the whole set of eight because individual lifters were not (and still are not!) available i...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926/27 Fordor Body Part(s)-getting desperate!
Replies: 27
Views: 3542

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

Hi, Bill - 'Sorry that the Fordor you bought from me is still giving you trouble in this area. Could you post a couple photos of the area you are talking about, including what pieces are damaged? And if damaged, have you tried a local body shop to make the metal repairs or a metal fabrication shop t...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 firewall
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: 1911 firewall

Art - That's a good point. As I wrote, this car was a mess of parts from almost every year Model T. We are slowly replacing the incorrect parts with authentic ones, and of course it was the rare and expensive parts that were missing or were incorrect! I don't think this firewall is original. It may ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 firewall
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: 1911 firewall

Art - I have been working on the "American Pickers" 1911 Model T abomination for the past couple years off and on. The body is 1911, but most the rest of it came from various other years. I redid the firewall last year, so I am able to give you the measurements of the upper piece, which is made of t...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 1909-1921 CLOSED Pinion Bearing Spool
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: FS: 1909-1921 CLOSED Pinion Bearing Spool

Thank you, Tbird. Obviously I am not an early T guy. :) I'm not sure I can change the incorrect information in the original ad, so we'll hope anyone responding will see your update. I will also tell any interested buyer that this spool is only for 1913-1920 Model T's. 'Still kind of early, though, b...
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 1909-1921 CLOSED Pinion Bearing Spool
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

FS: 1909-1921 CLOSED Pinion Bearing Spool

For Sale: A rust-free, non-pitted CLOSED pinion bearing spool for 1909-1921 Model T's, with set bolt. If you are building a rear end for an early Model T, you need this spool! The open spools are far more common. This part is NOT reproduced. Smooth inside bearing surface, not rusted or pitted. There...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 4760

Re: Oil Leak Help

The crankcase arms are riveted and sealed inside with brass. If a rivet works loose from vibration or age, oil will run out from between the arm and the crankcase, and then down to the oil drain plug, the lowest part of the power plant. It will drip off the plug, making you think the oil is coming f...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Model camshaft bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: FS: Model camshaft bearings

The camshaft bearings have been sold and funds received. Shipment went out yesterday.
Thanks to all for their interest!
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: "Speedy" Clutch disk set, NEW!
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: FS: "Speedy" Clutch disk set, NEW!

The clutch pack has been sold and funds received. Shipment went out yesterday.
Thanks to all for their interest!
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Serrated horn button assembly, ORIGINAL
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Serrated horn button assembly, ORIGINAL

More pre-Springtime housing cleaning items for sale: ORIGINAL horn button housing and serrated button for Model T’s that have the light switch built into the steering wheel spider's hub, 1918-1922 cars (according to Snyder’s). I believe this includes Canadian Model T’s? Typical scratches, no bolt/nu...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: "Speedy" Clutch disk set, NEW!
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: FS: "Speedy" Clutch disk set, NEW!

David -
Pending acceptance of shipping charges and receipt of payment, it appears the clutch pack has been sold. However, I will keep your information on file.
Regards,
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: ORIGINAL '26-27 Runningboard pair
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: FS: ORIGINAL '26-27 Runningboard pair

Scott -
Pending acceptance of shipping charges and receipt of payment, it appears the running boards are sold. However, I will keep your information.
Regards,
Marshall
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Model camshaft bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 876

FS: Model camshaft bearings

Pre-Springtime housing cleaning sale: A whole bunch of used Model T camshaft bearings, a mixture of fronts and rears. Good for cores, possibly re-use as is with some fitting. Varying Babbitt quality. What you see in the photos is what you get for $20.00 plus actual shipping cost within the continent...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Engine stand holder, NEW
Replies: 0
Views: 728

FS: Engine stand holder, NEW

Pre-Springtime housing cleaning sale: New, never used engine stand holder for modern engines. Solid construction, not a cheapie! Minor storage scratches. I installed a new antique engine holder in my engine stand when I bought it 13 years ago, so this holder that came with the stand has never been u...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: Passenger's side hood shelf, '26-27
Replies: 0
Views: 422

FS: Passenger's side hood shelf, '26-27

Pre-Springtime housing cleaning sale: Used, original passenger's side hood shelf. Needs some attention on the front end, but still usable. A glass bead or sandblast job would do wonders for this hood shelf. Dirt cheap @ $15.00 plus actual shipping cost within continental USA.
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: '26-27 taillight and bracket
Replies: 0
Views: 558

FS: '26-27 taillight and bracket

Pre-Springtime house cleaning sale: Used, original '26-27 taillight and fender-mounted bracket. Surface rust covered, but not rusted out. The pieces look better in real life than in the photos. A good glass bead or sandblast job will do wonders for these parts. Isn't better to restore original parts...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: "Speedy" Clutch disk set, NEW!
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

FS: "Speedy" Clutch disk set, NEW!

Pre-Springtime house cleaning sale: NEW "Speedy" Clutch pack disk set from Snyder's. Probably what is called the Jack Rabbit clutch in the catalog. Purchased 15 years ago, but still brand-new and in the plastic sealer, but the cardboard backing with instructions has deteriorated. However, I do have ...
by Marshall V. Daut
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: ORIGINAL '26-27 Runningboard pair
Replies: 4
Views: 905

FS: ORIGINAL '26-27 Runningboard pair

Pre-Springtime house cleaning: One pair of 1926-27 running boards, ORIGINAL , used. Excellent waffle pattern, not worn down. One board has a very slight bow, easily corrected with a press (which I don't have). These running boards now cost $285.00 new from Snyder's, plus expensive "shipping and hand...
by Marshall V. Daut
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery
Replies: 24
Views: 3058

Re: Help getting a 1912 to run on battery

O.K. Mystery solved. Before reading the following answer to our problem, let me summarize the situation. I had responded to my friend's request for help when he said this newly-restored 1912 wouldn't run on "Mag". After troubleshooting for a while using the standard mag testing procedures, it turned...