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by troutjohn
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1167

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

Hi Art, I'm not an expert but am tuning coils to TTF. I typically adjust between 2 and 3 ms and usually within 0.1ms. I had one set that started about 4 ms and I tuned them down to 2.4 ms.

John
by troutjohn
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1167

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

Mike, thanks for the reply. Attached is the screen shot. I am using an Arduino based DIY TTF tester, based on the forum postings. Currently the multi spark is not working as I need to add some EMI shielding. I have refurbished the 3 other coils that came out of a relatively untouched 1913 coil box w...
by troutjohn
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited
Replies: 17
Views: 1167

Re: Coil Testing and Tuning Revisited

I have an original 1913 coil that I cannot figure out. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated. Windings measure OK: 3.62 k Ohm New capacitor: just put in Electrical connections measure: OK When tested No spark TTF = 0.35ms Imax = 22A Any thoughts on the problem, what to try or how to fix ...
by troutjohn
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Need a recommendation

I used Stoner Radiator in Quarryville PA for my brass 1913 radiator. Jack did a nice job soldering up cracks and cleaning the radiator.. He is familiar with Model T radiators. Jack Stoner 717-284-4512. 1018 Lancaster Pike Quarryville PA. 17566.

John
by troutjohn
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley NH center drain carburetor
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Holley NH center drain carburetor

Email sent.

John
by troutjohn
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass Stop / Tail Light
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: WTB Brass Stop / Tail Light

Hi Tim, thank you for your email. I'd be happy to buy one from Lang's but Lang's is out of stock and the producer may not be making more. If the producer reads this and has one for sale (even without the lens) please let me know.

Thanks, John
by troutjohn
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass Stop / Tail Light
Replies: 3
Views: 454

WTB Brass Stop / Tail Light

Wanted to buy Brass Stop / Tail Light. Like the picture or other simple design.
by troutjohn
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 E&J Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: 1911 E&J Lights

pm is a private message sent via this system. You find it by your log on name. I sent you one as well.
by troutjohn
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Check out the Classified section 5007CAP-Hid
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Check out the Classified section 5007CAP-Hid

Can you please explain or give more information?
by troutjohn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: Am I "over-greasing" my Universal Joint?

If using a grease gun, how do you know when to stop? Also if overfilled where does the extra grease go?

Thanks, John
by troutjohn
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1363

Re: Where is your T?

Steve, that worked. I added as 1280 x 1280 and they uploaded fine. Thanks for the help. Added a 1913 Touring and 1912 Torpedo.

John
by troutjohn
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Re: Electric Brass Headlight Clock FS - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Electric Brass Headlight Clock FS

Sent Private Message
by troutjohn
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1363

Re: Where is your T?

I tried to upload images today and get the following error. While uploading “1912 Torpedo.jpeg“ the following error occurred: » PHP_SIZE_OVERRUN You must enter your path and filename File size is 4.5 Mb. I'm using a MacBook Pro. Any suggestions on how to correct this and add to the gallery? Thanks, ...
by troutjohn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Heinze Coil Box FS
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Early Heinze Coil Box FS

Do you have the lid?
by troutjohn
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 22002

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Hi Matt, Thank you for the kind words. I really appreciate what you Luke and others have done. the display is an oled display from adafruit.com. Cost is about $35. Can be cheaper from other suppliers. I’ll get my do to add more details.

John
by troutjohn
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Shop coat wanted Ford
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Shop coat wanted Ford

I used a shop coat from red cap and winged ford logo from mtfci.
by troutjohn
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 22002

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Luke, thank you for your reply and all your work on the FACT Tester. Yes, I put in two bays, one for standard size and one for the larger early 1913 coils. Mike thank you for your reply. I really appreciate your work and enjoyed your MTFCA seminar. If my calculations are correct +- 1 degree = +- 0.1...
by troutjohn
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 22002

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

I just finished my FACT Coil Tester. Many thanks to Matt and the others on the forum that contributed to this thread and made it possible to build one. I modeled the case based on a period buzz box. I build two coil bays, one for standard coils and one for larger 1913 coils. My son did the electroni...
by troutjohn
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coils
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: coils

I’m in need of 12 capacitors.

John Trout
Tjtrout462@gmail.com
by troutjohn
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 2288

Re: Hot No Start

My 1912 Torpedo and 1913 Touring with standard coils and NH carburetors do this as well in the summer. There are some earlier threads discussing this for early cars. I have had luck with advancing the throttle as I turn off the car and pulling gas into the cylinders.
by troutjohn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: SOLD - 1923 Model T Runabout (Roadster)
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

Re: SOLD - 1923 Model T Runabout (Roadster)

Car is sold. Thank you MTFCA.
by troutjohn
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: SOLD - 1923 Model T Runabout (Roadster)
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

SOLD - 1923 Model T Runabout (Roadster)

For sale: 1923 Model T Runabout. August 1923, 8,158,549. Restored in 1994 with engine professionally rebuild by Schwalms. I have owned since 2014. Looks very good and runs great. Has one man top and slant windshield. Very reliable, fun to drive. New tires, and rebuilt generator. Old hardware for Pic...
by troutjohn
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage License Plate Vendor - Colorado Plates?
Replies: 19
Views: 1822

Re: Vintage License Plate Vendor - Colorado Plates?

Larry is a good guy. Very knowledgeable and talented. I’ve gotten a number of plates and a couple of restorations from him.

John
by troutjohn
Mon May 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS old signs mostly Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 1443

Re: FS old signs mostly Ford

Sent email

John trout
by troutjohn
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 7323

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Mike I would love to hear about point tension and cushion spring adjustment on time to fire and double sparking.

John
by troutjohn
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 7323

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

I’m interested.

John
by troutjohn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 2469

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

I appreciate the comments from folks knowledgeable about coils. I'm planning to use the coils in my 1913 touring. I currently have 4 screw brass tops in it with an original coil box. I will likely replace the capacitors and replace the points with new ones in order to save the old points.
by troutjohn
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 2469

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

Hi Dave I believe the 4 screw design change was in May of 1915. I think also the size of the coil and the location of the contacts also changed.
by troutjohn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 screw brass top coils
Replies: 20
Views: 2469

Re: 4 screw brass top coils

I recently acquired what appears to be an original undisturbed 1913 KW coil box with coils. It appears to have been sleeping for a very long time, maybe 100 years. The coils are 6 screw with flat "blued" brass tops. The box has original finish and KW instructions in the lid. It was interesting to se...
by troutjohn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 3303

Re: Coil capacitors

John Dow, sent you a PM.
by troutjohn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Lou Mandich To Participate & Possibly Lead Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: FJ - Lou Mandich To Participate & Possibly Lead Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade

The parade will be on abc tv nationally starting at 9:00 eastern time. There will be cars from the Delaware and valley forge model t clubs. The cars are #5 in the parade line up.
by troutjohn
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted early KW coils
Replies: 17
Views: 2402

Re: Wanted early KW coils

I have an early 13 that takes the larger coils. I run the later standard size coils with copper tabs soldered on the contacts so that they make contact with the coil box. I also use a 3 wood shims between the coils.
by troutjohn
Thu May 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT
Replies: 103
Views: 15751

Re: Model T coil tester advice: HCCT, Strobo-Spark, ECCT

Matt, very cool and nice work. I would be very interested in building one and trying it out. Would you be willing to share a description of parts, design etc either on the forum, or privately via email or PM?

Best Regards, John
by troutjohn
Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Transmission Band Racket Wrenches
Replies: 2
Views: 753

WTB Transmission Band Racket Wrenches

Wanted to buy good working order transmission band adjustment racket wrenches: Ford 5Z-829 or 5Z-324, or Mossberg 645.

PM or email

Thanks, John Trout
by troutjohn
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913
Replies: 28
Views: 4084

Re: Identifying correct coil box for early 1913

Daren, here is another option to consider. I have a 1913 with an original KW coil box. I use later more modern coils with brass strips soldered to the contacts and wood spacers in the coils box. See 2 pictures: 1) the coils in the box with spacers. 2) 3 coils: later one, 1913 one with lower contacts...
by troutjohn
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tour Dogs !!
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

Re: Tour Dogs !!

Here is lily ready for a ride in the ‘23.
by troutjohn
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB tightening arm for carbide generator
Replies: 1
Views: 726

WTB tightening arm for carbide generator

Wanted to buy the small arm on the side of a black carbide generator that tightens the top to the bottom.