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by paul hoogendoorn
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modern Pistons/modern engine internals in Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Modern Pistons/modern engine internals in Model T

I use 265 cubic inch small block Chevy pistons in my T. They are 3.75 inch bore pistons with off-center wrist pins giving more torque at low RPM. Minor machining required to the piston crown to the same shape as T pistons and bronze bushings to be made to compensate for smaller wrist pin size. The 2...
by paul hoogendoorn
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting new glass
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Fitting new glass

Thanks Richard, another mystery solved!
by paul hoogendoorn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting new glass
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Fitting new glass

I am about to embark on fitting new glass to my 22 Runabout, the current glass appears to be normal plate glass and I want to replace it with safety glass. Can someone explain to me how the glass clamps attach to the filler blocks. On my car they are glued on and it appears that the screws have brok...
by paul hoogendoorn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting new glass
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Fitting new glass

I am about to embark on fitting new glass to my 22 Runabout, the current glass appears to be normal plate glass and I want to replace it with safety glass. Can someone explain to me how the glass clamps attach to the filler blocks. On my car they are glued on and it appears that the screws have brok...
by paul hoogendoorn
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: Cushion spring gap

Yes please Harry I would appreciate a scanned copy. My personal email address is paulhoog@absamail.co.za. Look forward
by paul hoogendoorn
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: Cushion spring gap

Thanks for the tip Allan. Chris, maybe you can share your method? Thanks.
by paul hoogendoorn
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: Cushion spring gap

Thanks Mark. Apologies! That should have read .020 gap.Tapping the rivet makes it expand and will restrict cushion spring movement.
by paul hoogendoorn
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Cushion spring gap

The latest sets of KW points I have received have excessive cushion spring gap, some as much as .0020 inch. Although I can manage to tune my coils correctly using my ECCT there is still a concern that erratic cushion spring bounce or flutter can occur. Apparently there was an article in the Jan - Fe...
by paul hoogendoorn
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 5438

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Grandson Ryan oozing confidence.
by paul hoogendoorn
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stopping Power
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: Stopping Power

I had this hard braking problem as well and discovered by chance that I had perfect brakes with the floorboards removed....the brake pedal was bent forward to such an extent that the cam only engaged well below floor board level. Applying heat and bending the pedal back solved the problem. Having an...
by paul hoogendoorn
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Something's not right with my top installation
Replies: 26
Views: 2998

Re: Something's not right with my top installation

David, where did you get those cute wire clips that fit around your bows to keep them in place? What are they called?
by paul hoogendoorn
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension
Replies: 18
Views: 2697

Re: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension

Forgot to mention my car is RHD. If I may ask, GG, won't the extension fit a 26 - 27 and why not?
by paul hoogendoorn
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension
Replies: 18
Views: 2697

Re: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension

Hi Bob,

Here are the trap door pics as promised, hope this helps
by paul hoogendoorn
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!

Also in South Africa. Model T Ford Club of South Africa (MTFCSA) with a nice collection of RHD Canadian built Model T's.
by paul hoogendoorn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension
Replies: 18
Views: 2697

Re: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension

Hi Bob, no I don't have a photo but will take one on the weekend and post on the site - that is - if I can find out how to do this.
by paul hoogendoorn
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension
Replies: 18
Views: 2697

Re: Product Review: Brake Handle Extension

To facilitate floor board removal I have made a small hinged trap door on the side of the floorboard. Flip it up to remove the board sideways. I have also cut a small slit in my rubber floor mat, hardly visible. Removing the extension attachment to get to the hogshead is a pain in the butt and takes...