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by Altair
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Gas Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: New Gas Tank

I experienced the same thing and the vendor claimed it was OK when it left the store therefore the fault is between here and your door, try to find out who is the culprit is it will be classic royal runaround. I would suggest just keep it and order another one, it will save months of frustration. I ...
by Altair
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Mud Season Motoring! (photo)

The crank is probably on the side, I wonder if those are Michelin Mudders ?
by Altair
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Re: The Truth about Triple Gear Pins?

The pins should be pressed out the opposite way they were pressed in. You should able to be pushed in with limited pressure until the enlarged end enters the flywheel then the pressure is somewhat increased. I would not recommend pressing them through from the rear, only press them in from the rear....
by Altair
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Perch Thread Size
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Rear Perch Thread Size

Your nuts are under by .007, option A) redrill to 5/8 and re tap, or B) try another supplier. Also they could be metric by error. The 16 and 17 mm are very close and easily mixed up. And there are possibly 10 sizes in between. Some metric sizes are supplied as 16.1, 16.2, 16.3 etc. Some will go on 3...
by Altair
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

Some early 1915 models still had the carbide lamps hence no hole for a switch. The 1915 parts book does not list any lighting components.
by Altair
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

I have read material from reliable sources and it indicates 1915 was the transitional year for factory headlights. I have a 1915 parts book and headlights are not listed. It is conceivable that on some early 1915 models headlights were still optional?
by Altair
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

I would say they were not drilled if headlights were not ordered because they were accessories. I dug my '15 out of a mud filled ditch in Saskatchewan about 40 years ago where it sat discarded for 40 years. All that was sticking out of the mud was the front fenders and the wood firewall. It did have...
by Altair
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 1503

Re: Ignition key stolen!

There was masters available at some vendors key nos. 51 - 56, 57 - 62, 63 - 68 and 69 - 74 all in a crimped set.
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by Altair
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery for 1916 model T
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Battery for 1916 model T

12 volts is not too much, the mag can put out 18 volts so there is lots to spare, I use dry cells.
by Altair
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Question: Wood firewall on 23 runabout

I read about wood firewalls mostly being wood/plywood, on my Canadian 1915 the firewall is wood that consists of 7 individual pieces tongue and grooved with a thickness of 21/32" then skinned with 1/16" cherry veneer to a total thickness of 3/4 +-. The tongue and groove design would all for movement...
by Altair
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo- question the date though?
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Old photo- question the date though?

Some libraries/archives will post photos intentionally in low resolution so if you want a high resolution you have to pay for it. From our local museum/archives I payed $40 a high res reproduction, I blew it up 2 X 3 feet and it was super clear.
by Altair
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm Astonished
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: I'm Astonished

I was just wondering about the battery alternator circuit. I am playing with a similar circuit on a Studebaker where as I want to charge a 12 volt battery with an alternator/regulator without all the regular circuity. As I understand that an alternator requires some power to operate, it therefore re...
by Altair
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

Dieseling is where the oil is compressed in the small pitted holes and ignites (micro dieseling) Diesel oil can be ignited by compression A. by the oil itself or B. by super heated air and the oil injected in to it. Some large pile drivers are operated by injecting fuel oil under the hammer where it...
by Altair
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

I read somewhere that gears with pits can cause the oil to diesel causing excessive noise and pressure inside the housing, I don't know it this is true but it seems plausible.
by Altair
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Mail and Express TT
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Old Photo - Mail and Express TT

About the only way to tell is from the engine number, you could purchase a chassis with engine and fenders and then the fenders could be from several years. All the wood was custom made.
by Altair
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4366

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

This transmission was assembled with 13 small thrust plates and 13 large thrust plates plus a distance plate as per the 1915 parts book. I know some later units have only 12 small, 13 large and no distance plate. With one less small clutch plate and no distance plate would allow a greater distance f...
by Altair
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4366

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

DSC04089.JPG DSC04089.JPG What am I missing here, if I compress the spring the clutch will disengage, if I release the spring the clutch will engage, if I remove the finger screws the clutch remains engaged. The only way this transmission will disengage is when I compress the spring. What am I miss...
by Altair
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4366

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

The only way to separate the engine/transmission from the drive shaft/differential is to compress the clutch spring. With the spring compressed the drums will still turn, the second drum will turn at a different speed than the others but it will be disconnected from the engine. The fingers will have...
by Altair
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Front Axle Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Mystery Front Axle Bits

My grandson has those snubber straps on his Ford Ranger to control the suspension in rough terrain, they are aftermarket but still used today.
by Altair
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: wood spokes

The picture some time ago of shattered oak spokes is most unfair to oak spokes. The owner was towing his car and was turning too sharply on gravel and the wheels were jumping and skipping sideways he continued to turn until he was on asphalt and continued to tow forward with the wheels still skippin...
by Altair
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight fork info needed
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Headlight fork info needed

On a lot of early cars headlights were optional and so were the forks, Studebaker also used the same lights and forks. It is conceivable that a car could have come from the factory minus the headlights and were later installed with aftermarket units.
by Altair
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to identify make and year of car
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Help to identify make and year of car

You can find out what city it came from and look up the car dealerships and home in on the most probable dealerships.
by Altair
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1502

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

My story: On the Not For Sissies Tour I let a friend drive my 26 RPU for a day. The truck had a freshly rebuilt transmission but I thought I had broken it in. At the end I’d the days ride my friend was waiting at my trailer with some bad news. He said “listen”, cranked it and there was a loud squea...
by Altair
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 1502

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

There are so many stories about tight rebuilt engines, some have to be towed, some would not turn over because they were so stiff and some overheat and seize. Most of these engine rebuilds were done by "competent" engine rebuilders or a shop that has been in business for multi years and still these ...
by Altair
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

I think all the shiny bits and pieces on a 26-27 were nickel. When you see a restored 26-27 with chrome to me it is far too bright.
by Altair
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ran when parked
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

Re: Ran when parked

Shouldn't a 14 have a tapered leaf spring?
by Altair
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?
Replies: 29
Views: 1100

Re: Did any of the Ford 21 inch wood wheels come with loose lugs looks like maybe early Chevrolet, But?

I have 21" Chev wheels on the front of my 26 Canadian T 10 foot inspection you can't tell, the valve is orientated one set of spokes either left or right of the Ford location. I just re drilled a second hole. The old hole could be filled re-finished and there would be no way to tell. I believe Dodge...
by Altair
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 1612

Re: Which is correct?

I think on any car with a nut and bolt application, where ever practicable, the nut should be to the rear.
by Altair
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cranking an early hand crank T
Replies: 32
Views: 2862

Re: Cranking an early hand crank T

A Model T should start easily with just a pull over center. If using a battery be sure it is 1-2 notches retard to reduce a kick back. If you set the crank just over center and turn on the ignition you may get lucky and get a free start.
by Altair
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Freeze Crack Repair
Replies: 34
Views: 2566

Re: Freeze Crack Repair

If it is a concerning issue, replace the block, there are lots of them out there.
by Altair
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column and control rods
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: Steering column and control rods

To anneal a non-ferris metal, copper, brass, bronze heat to cherry red and quench in cold water, non ferris is hardened by cooling over long periods of time, the longer the harder. Non ferris will work harden and may require to be re-annealed during the working process. Iron is the opposite process,...
by Altair
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring end gap
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Ring end gap

Is your breather cap clear? Excessive crankcase pressure will blow oil out every where, even on a perfectly sealed engine.
by Altair
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: 1915 engine

The hogshead would be aluminum on an early 15 and iron on a late 15.
by Altair
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Magneto Horn...

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by Altair
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Magneto Horn...

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by Altair
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Magneto Horn...

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by Altair
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto Horn...
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Magneto Horn...

I can only send one photo at a time because it wants to reproduce them in triplicate, these are the innards of a magneto horn that I have.
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by Altair
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: gas valve thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: gas valve thread size

DSC03788.JPG I have an early brass fuel valve and the fitting into the tank is NPT however the fuel outlet is a running thread and seats by bottoming out against a flair. The original fitting on my 26 was a rubber hose with a moulded flair fitting. It was completely rotted out and I could not ever ...
by Altair
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: gas valve thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: gas valve thread size

Many times the jockeys in the hardware store don't much about these fittings and likewise in the auto parts stores too. There are 1/4 pipe taper threads and 1/4 pipe running threads and to the untrained eye they look the same. 1/4 pipe threads are 18 threads per inch, but will measure as 1/2 inch. T...
by Altair
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 17
Views: 1452

Re: Front crossmember spred

I had a frame from a 15 where the car was converted to a farm tractor and a pair of chains were wrapped around the axle housings then attached to an implement, plow, harrow etc. The chains wore a hole through the axle housings on each (it cost me $300 to have them filled). This towing action stretch...
by Altair
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Canadian license plates
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Canadian license plates

I have a 23 Saskatchewan in good restorable condition that you can have if your interested.
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by Altair
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?
Replies: 40
Views: 2330

Re: Is this a "dummy" flywheel ring gear for a non-starter car?

There were several makers of these flywheels even Dodge made them for Fords, it is possible that the foundry made too many of the ring gear type and rather than dispose of them converted them to non- starter type. I can not see any aftermarket purpose for the conversion. 15 and 26 flywheels DSC03737...
by Altair
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: What are the symptoms of an intake leak?

There are several methods for checking for a vacuum leak, I am a proponent of just water spray, the engine will stumble immediately. Was the head planed? As mentioned previously, adjust the mixture, an 1/8 - 1/4 turn can make a big difference. Mine starts with one turn and runs on 7/8 turn. It will ...
by Altair
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric

In the day there were jobbers that did very good conversion jobs, I have on that looks manufactured that way and it remains dual. There was another conversion that used a wire behind the front door.
by Altair
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

This time of the year a little water in the gas could be ice the next day.
by Altair
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Changed Wiring and Problems Running Now

Your issue seems more like fuel than electric, either you have power or you don't, bogging down and backfiring does appear to be fuel related.
by Altair
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: 26 Touring Various Screws for Interior

I can only speak for my Canadian 26, the door latch is 10 - 32, striker is 1/4 - 28, sill plate is 7/32 - 24.
The 10 - 32 looks very similar to the 7/32 - 24 the 10 - 32 is only .025 smaller than the 7/32. The taps and dies are still available for the 7/32 - 24 if you are familiar with KBC tools.
by Altair
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Not OT - For Our Canadian Friends - History of Robertson and Philllips Screws

Just an additional point that wasn't mentioned, Robertson also invented the tracer bullets, they couldn't see where the bullets were going at night so he invented the idea to apply a small amount of phosphorous on every 8th bullet.
by Altair
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: installing demountable rims
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: installing demountable rims

With demountable rims it is not uncommon to have a mismatch between rim and wheel. There was at least four makers of wheels and rims and they are easily mismatched. I have Chevrolet wheels on Ford rims, from six feet away you can't tell but they do not fit perfect.
by Altair
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: Weight of bare chassis

Pick up the frame and stand on your bath scale subtract your weight and walla.
by Altair
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Carburetor Adjustment "Tip"

My 26 has the choke and mixture using the same rod, pull for choke and turn for mixture. I experienced the same problem with children playing in the T and adjusting the mixture control. Mine started with one turn and ran with 7/8 turn, when I would stop it I would turn it one full turn open for the ...
by Altair
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Small difference in 1913 Victor 1 side lamps

I1t is quite possible the lamps were made by a different supplier, I have, I believe three 1910,1911 or 1912 left, right and rear brass lamps that all have E&J Detroit Pat Dec 9, 1908 and they are all different in several small ways, the chimneys are different heights and the rolled rim on the faunt...
by Altair
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 2448

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

I am not familiar with a SEAL what does the seal specifically do?, most SEALS will seal oil or grease in. When looking at wheel bearing assemblies there is only a felt dust seal to prevent dust and dirt from entering in to the bearings, not to prevent grease from escaping. Good quality wheel bearing...
by Altair
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Battery question

This is not quite related but I inadvertently charged a battery backwards, it was completely dead and the charger did not react and it charged up fully ok, I only got a reaction when I put it back into service. I had to completely discharge the battery using a small light (it took about 5 days) and ...
by Altair
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood firewall questions pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Wood firewall questions pictures

I am not that familiar with 1919 models, but did they use plywood? On my 1915 the fire wall it is made up of 7 pieces of tongue and groove wood and covered with a skin of cherry veneer. The tongue and groove pieces would allow some movement, a solid piece of plywood may be too stiff, but on good roa...
by Altair
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: Replacing Wood Spokes On Model T

Some 26 model wheels have tapered spokes and don't require a press, the last spoke goes in like a wedge
at least the spokes on my 26 (Canadian) model are that way. I removed all my spokes and sanded them in a lathe and reassembled with no issues, no press just tightened the hubs together.
by Altair
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing inside wheel bearings?
Replies: 29
Views: 2448

Re: Greasing inside wheel bearings?

Just to mention do not use chassis grease, use wheel bearing grease, it is stringy and will not flow out. These bearings and felts do have a life expectancy and they may have to be changed out form time to time. If using felts they should be changed fairly regularly.
by Altair
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Inner bearing race pressed on spindle?

I would remove the kingpin and soak the spindle in some quality solvent for a week. Some solvents can cost $40 - $50 a gallon, expensive but it works good and they are water soluble.
by Altair
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this one happy man, or what???
Replies: 14
Views: 3003

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

This is just a heads up mention, an original Model T engine is 3.75 cylinder diameter, the cast iron pistons are tapered with a difference of .010 from top to bottom starting at just under .3647 at the top and 3.737 at the bottom, the rings are 3.75 with a .003 taper to scrape oil coming down and pa...
by Altair
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tripple gear bushings
Replies: 58
Views: 3437

Re: tripple gear bushings

I would kike to discuss the correct process to fit the bushings, honing by hand with a small hone using oil versus honing in a vertical jig. Also reaming by hand or in a vertical jig. I have honed the bushings to fit by hand, however I cannot confirm they are perfectly straight, they look and fit go...
by Altair
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need confirmation of problem
Replies: 40
Views: 3002

Re: Need confirmation of problem

I removed a T head and there was enough seeds in there to feed a mouse for a year. I think in your case it is just a stuck valve, if the piston is TDC use a stick and tap it down as mentioned above. I have had this happen just over winter and a couple of cycles of up and down and tapping then it was...
by Altair
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 2036

Re: Triple Gear Pins

When looking at the issue with triple gear pins coming loose etc. one has to look at the manufacturing process. There were several flywheel manufacturers even Dodge made them for Ford and there was most likely the same number of pin makers. The pins have a .001 tolerance and if the hole also had a ....
by Altair
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light Wiring on 26 Coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Tail Light Wiring on 26 Coupe

Some wire a small dash light in series with the tail light so if the dash light is out so is the tail light, like the old Christmas tree lights. It is a good small monitor.
by Altair
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

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An 8 point socket fits a square nut also the octagon wrench may be for light duty such as top prop nuts where the original was lost. This may be for the British cars as many early British cars used 8 point nuts and bolts
by Altair
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Re: Interesting Hub Cap Wrench

Octagon will fit a square nut it has four flats in side. You can buy 8 point sockets to day and 4 point sockets both are for square head fasteners.
by Altair
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple Gear Pins
Replies: 26
Views: 2036

Re: Triple Gear Pins

In the day there were several flywheel makers including Dodge it is conceivable that the pins were unique to each manufactured flywheel. Prior to replacing the pins, the holes in the flywheel should be confirmed and then order the appropriate oversize pins or have them custom made. Making pins is no...
by Altair
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rim Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Rim Identification

In the day there was about four or five wheel manufactures, I have over a dozen spare wheels and it is difficult to find two that match exactly, however the all fit my T.
by Altair
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: State Inspections
Replies: 25
Views: 1519

Re: State Inspections

Almost no laws, bylaws or motor vehicle regulations are retroactive except where special leave is applied by the government and that is rarely done. Even though the current regulations require one or two running lights or stop lights on every vehicle antique or otherwise all these words only apply t...
by Altair
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 3140

Re: flat towing a T

I towed my T for 30 miles with the rear wheels on the ground and the engine idling.
by Altair
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trans adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: trans adjustment

This isn't rocket science, with the drive assembly straight through, eg high gear, the clutch fingers should be just clear of the push ring. You should be able to wiggle the fingers.
by Altair
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo, Broken drive axle
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Old Photo, Broken drive axle

That differential probably had grease in it that is why there is no oil on the ground. I also noticed the right top saddle is upside down.
by Altair
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repair wood wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: Repair wood wheels

Repairing wood fellow wheels is a bit tricky, I have done it but it is not for everybody. I ground off the rivets holding the wood fellow to the rim and tapped the wood assembly out still assembled to the hub. I drilled the old loose tenon out and inserted and glued a short hardwood dowel that went ...
by Altair
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help I cant get u joint back in.
Replies: 21
Views: 1553

Re: Help I cant get u joint back in.

Loosen the U bolts on the rear crossmember and the radius rods to offer some slack, then assemble the unit and retighten the rear assembly.
by Altair
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh engine first start
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: Fresh engine first start

It is good to hear that you didn't have to tow it, they should crank after a rebuild.
by Altair
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved car headlight bar bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Improved car headlight bar bolts

My original Canadian '26 has hex nuts for the bar and the headlights. Just to mention in the day there were square socket sets to deal with square nuts. Today Snap-On tools sells square sets called "four point" also "eight point" that will work on square nuts, but the "four point" fits better. Maybe...
by Altair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Cap for 1924
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: Gas Cap for 1924

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Mine is also from a British Ford. I see many caps on saddle tanks on large trucks that are the same. This cap is non vented because it is a radiator cap with external wings.
by Altair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

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This is off a 26 there is a slight difference maybe a different supplier. Yours appears to have a slight wrinkle in the lower left corner maybe just enough to distort it. The clearances are very close so it doesn't take much.
by Altair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lever won’t stay put
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Lever won’t stay put

Some times the photos are delayed and I clicked twice.
by Altair
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lever won’t stay put
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Lever won’t stay put

DSC02419.JPG DSC02414.JPG There are springs that provide the required friction, the quadrant notches only offer the position not the friction. It requires about 3 lbs of pull to move the levers. Perhaps your spring is missing or the pin has come out and the spring has slid down the shaft. The cotte...
by Altair
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel line sealer
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: Fuel line sealer

It appears that your threads are not compatible, the casting is tapered pipe and the fitting is parallel. Find a valve with a tapered pipe thread.
by Altair
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .

There are lots of funny photos of crankers being pinned against the garage wall, I don't have one right now.
by Altair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice removing stuck head light rim
Replies: 23
Views: 1917

Re: Advice removing stuck head light rim

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I have used this style of rim remover with good success.
by Altair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: Will this hub puller work?

No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.
by Altair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasing rear wheels
Replies: 23
Views: 1838

Re: Greasing rear wheels

Rear end assemblies have come through the times with many opinions as to "how I do it" I reviewed about 6 manuals, lubrication charts, Clymers and Dykes and it is hard to find two the same. I could not find any reference to the rear bearing grease cups nor any maintenance schedule for them. One manu...
by Altair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for help re mixture problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

Re: Looking for help re mixture problem

Almost any spark plug will ignite the fuel if the mixture is correct, however if the air fuel mixture is too rich even the best and most expensive spark plug won't ignite the fuel. If your plugs were fouling clearly indicates the fuel mixture was too rich. New plugs will only be a temporary fix and ...
by Altair
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leather hood corner
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Leather hood corner

I don't have those on my 26 but I wish I had, my father-in-law was showing my engine to a friend and when re-closing the hood he bashed it in to the head light shell and left a small dent.
by Altair
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Proper Rear end specs??
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Proper Rear end specs??

I don't think there ever was any rear end specs they were assembled to a general clearance, any thing up to .040 and filled with #2 grease. We try to match modern clearances to day of .005 which is difficult to attain and then put in varying grades and weights of oils in the housing when there were ...
by Altair
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Radiator- Shell not fitting right....
Replies: 21
Views: 2069

Re: New Radiator- Shell not fitting right....

If your careful you can cut the bottom of the shroud with snips, re-bend and re-drill new holes to fit, I have done this and when finished you can't tell.
by Altair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spoke Tightening Method
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Re: Spoke Tightening Method

I repaired a wheel with very loose tenons by drilling the tenon with a 1/2" drill bit in to the spoke about an inch and inserting and gluing a new full size hard wood dowel.
by Altair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Titled as a '26 but . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: Titled as a '26 but . . .

A 26 frame would have the serial number stamped on the passenger side under the floor boards.
by Altair
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 1869

Re: IR Thermometer Readings on head and radiator

The Model T cooling system was skimpy at best, with the head and just the top of the block being cooled via a thermosyphon system was barley adequate, hence the accessory water pumps. A model T steaming out the radiator was not that uncommon. However with a full system and clean radiator they were o...
by Altair
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacks
Replies: 19
Views: 1894

Re: Jacks

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You could order any car manufacture plaque on a Buckeye Jack.
by Altair
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2684

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

The differential can go in backwards if you don't pay attention to the assembly, don't ask me how I know.
by Altair
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving
Replies: 35
Views: 2684

Re: 26T - no neutral? can't push. loud popping when driving

Even with all the adjustments correct and the levers and pedals in the correct position the clutch discs could still be stuck. There are multiple methods to overcome this condition. I experienced this condition and I towed the car for about a mile with the pedal in the neutral position before it let...
by Altair
Fri May 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...
Replies: 36
Views: 3220

Re: The 14 T is driving me nuts , starting mystery ...

I think your issue is fuel and you will get it eventually, on my 27 the fuel mixture knob is fussy, to start one full turn and to run 7/8 turn. If I forget to reset it to one turn on the next start and it is at 7/8 it will not start. Every T is a little bit different at this point, you will have to ...
by Altair
Thu May 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 27 coupe appears to be running on two cylinders.
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: My 27 coupe appears to be running on two cylinders.

Remove the two plugs in question lay them on the block and see if they fire(in the right order) If they fire then check the wiring on the timer and on the coil box. It is easy to get wires mixed up. The small wires tell the big wires what to do. There are wiring diagrams available.
by Altair
Thu May 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub diameter question re wood spokes
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: Hub diameter question re wood spokes

Some models of spokes were alternately tapered and the last spoke went in like a wedge, no press was required, the hub bolts would pull it tight. All the spokes on my Canadian '26 are like that.
by Altair
Thu May 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My ebay spokes making tenons and cutting radius for center
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: My ebay spokes making tenons and cutting radius for center

DSC01605.JPG DSC01604.JPG DSC01604.JPG In the day there were tenon cutting tools, there were two components, the first tool cut the taper and the second tool cut the tenon. It would take about 15 seconds to do a spoke. The depth and diameter was set so they were all the same. The photos are the fir...
by Altair
Tue May 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hub diameter question re wood spokes
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: Hub diameter question re wood spokes

When I did my hubs I used a Dremel with a small drum sander to finish the hole.