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by Adam
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOS???
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: NOS???

There are TONS of nos parts out there that aren’t very good quality.
by Adam
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 32
Views: 571

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

Anything specifically sold for cleaning cooling systems will likely be just fine to use. Avoid vinegar, muriatic acid, and products not meant for cooling systems.
by Adam
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Was the Model T good value for money?
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Was the Model T good value for money?

And of course, look what they "gave" us last winter! :twisted: :evil: A virus could randomly become zoonotic anyplace in the world at any time. It’s as easy to understand as the Model T ignition system... I think that's a good comparison. Some people understand it, some don’t, some don’t care, some...
by Adam
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System
Replies: 32
Views: 571

Re: Oily Rusty Paste in Cooling System

It looks like stop-leak to me. I bought a car a couple years ago that had some pretty nasty antifreeze in it with oily stuff floating on top. The top hose was hard, wrinkled, and shrunken, probably from whatever the oil was staying near the top when the engine was cool. The car had a newer radiator ...
by Adam
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas line for the purist
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: Gas line for the purist

I have a 1913 that I've owned for over 60 years. I started restoring it as a teenager, and put a copper gas line on it. It is still on the car today with over 57,000 miles. I've never had a problem with it. I Agree! I also have many thousands of miles on my T’s with copper fuel lines and have had z...
by Adam
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: 1909-1911 starting crank and ratchet
Replies: 0
Views: 206

For Sale: 1909-1911 starting crank and ratchet

$295 will buy it. $15 will ship it anywhere in the continental USA. Please contact me by email only. Please don’t post here or use the pm system. First email in my inbox gets it. Thanks!


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by Adam
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: 1926-1927 rear wire wheel hub with new drum & studs
Replies: 0
Views: 161

For sale: 1926-1927 rear wire wheel hub with new drum & studs

The taper and keyway is in good shape and not worn. The drum is a brand-new drum from McClaren that is currently not available from them and is on backorder at the vendors. The studs are all brand new and have been properly swedged in with the correct tooling on a hydraulic press. $225 will buy it a...
by Adam
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator Rivets
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Generator Rivets

The originals are “spin-riveted” and isn’t something the average hobbyists has equipment for. I have used pop rivets from the back side and back up washers on the front. This works with the hard plastic insulators as well as the paper ones, although the paper insulators are not ideal.
by Adam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Terry: That was quick! I couldn’t resist...
by Adam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 707

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Get some chickens and keep them in your backyard. The eggs are free.
by Adam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster/newer tranny
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: 23 Roadster/newer tranny

You have to run a ‘26/‘27 hogshead with a wide brake drum because the pedal shafts have different spacing. You can, however, use earlier pedals in the ‘26-‘27 hogshead. There may be some customization involved with the floorboards, or bending the pedals, but it depends on what combination you are tr...
by Adam
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Yes, now show it at about a 45 degree angle instead of straight on so I can see how deep the bushing is pressed in. I’m thinking that the bushing isn't pressed in far enough.
by Adam
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Mag coil insulators: Yea or nay? Why?

The paper insulating washers are insulating in two ways: As an insulator and also as a gap. There occasionally can be quite a bit of very fine metal suspended in T engine oil. That oil can wick into the coils and the paper spacers help to reduce leakage between coils and to ground. A pinhole in a ve...
by Adam
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Please post a picture of the bushing in the front end of the brake drum shaft.
by Adam
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Additional info that may help: In every transmission I assemble, the final “Test” I rely on is pressing the disc-drum onto the transmission shaft and leaving .018” clearance to the washers. I then use a dental mirror and a flashlight to look straight into the hole for the set-screw. If the threaded ...
by Adam
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Adam How do you tell if you have a correct 26/7 disk drum? By what I have in my shop notes: The early disc drum that is designed for use with the thinner “top hat” style bushing will generally either have NO Ford script on it anywhere, or it Will Have the Ford script on the Same Side as the machine...
by Adam
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Someone refresh my memory. If the front bushing in the brake drum collar isn't installed deep enough, won't that reduce end play? I'm talking about where it would sit against the radius of the main shaft. You are correct. If the front bushing isn't pressed far enough in, there can be a clearance pr...
by Adam
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbitt
Replies: 18
Views: 1149

Re: Babbitt

Just because an old ingot says anything on it does not mean that is what the ingot is... Here you have some ingots that were used as ballast in a sailboat. It is quite possible that someone decades ago found an old mould that was the right size for what they wanted to do and then cast a bunch of ing...
by Adam
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

I’m pretty certain that all the driven gear shafts and all the transmission shafts were the same dimensions throughout production. The clutch disc drums changed dimensions when Ford made the change in the rear driven gear sleeve bushing from the one piece “top hat” style to the plain bushing and 3 w...
by Adam
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Watchout
Replies: 21
Views: 1736

Re: Watchout

You only see a pm if you are logged in and many people don’t log in. It would be a great improvement if pm’s would generate an email that says you have a pm. I wonder if this Is something the club can address?
by Adam
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Want to buy 26/7 Transmission Thrust washer.

Something’s wrong. All 3 thrust washers in the ‘26/‘27 trans should be the same size and you should end up with some free-play. Off the top of my head it’s around .014” but I’m not in the shop now and can’t verify. I have a bunch of good used original thrust washers and can surface grind them to any...
by Adam
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Watchout
Replies: 21
Views: 1736

Re: Watchout

Hey Bob, If it makes you feel any better, that gas gauge looked like a poorly sealing, potentially dangerous accessory to me. Maybe a neat display item, but that’s it!
by Adam
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Coupe for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: 1926 Coupe for sale

$18k ! Ruckstell, distributor, and “aluminum” Ricardo head...
by Adam
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !
Replies: 12
Views: 715

Re: FJ - Check your trailer wheel bearing races !

This same sort of thing is also real common in original, used T front wheel hubs. If you set up a dial-bore-gauge and measure all over the inside of the bore, you can easily determine if the bores are properly undersize and properly round for correct fit of a new race. Many times, you will find a bo...
by Adam
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 23-25 windshield posts WTB
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: 23-25 windshield posts WTB

I have a pair. $195. Email if interested.
by Adam
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Motor Mount Bolt Spacer/Washers?
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Late Motor Mount Bolt Spacer/Washers?

That motor mount is for a TT truck.
by Adam
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Help gas tank desperately needed
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Help gas tank desperately needed

See if you can find a radiator shop that is willing to clean it out, pressure test it, fix any little leaks, and guarantee it, without “coating” it with anything inside or out. The only problem with a fuel tank that has any flaky rust inside, is that when the rust is removed, it is probable there wi...
by Adam
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sure mike cranks
Replies: 27
Views: 1617

Re: sure mike cranks

Joe, If you are going to try using one of those Sure Mike cranks, my advice would be to use it in an engine you build for yourself, not in a customers engine. You can be prepared for and understand the possible negative outcome and accept that risk, most customers might not be so understanding... Mo...
by Adam
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: used bearing races
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: used bearing races

Brand-new inner and outer races are a total of $29.85 from Snyders. Used bearing races are kind of like used motor oil...
by Adam
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Too busy
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Too busy

ivaldes1 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:48 pm
Word is he's using recycled tobacco juice as paint now since it is historically correct.
WELL, Finally an explanation of that paint problem on the rear fender!
by Adam
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions

Before you make plans, contact the tire dealers and see what is actually available. Some tires have occasional, and sometimes long backorders.
by Adam
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone help me identify this eingine?
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Can anyone help me identify this eingine?

The biggest difference you will notice between a ‘12 block and a ‘16 block is about $2,800.00. They both run the same!
by Adam
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tubes ad Tires
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Tubes ad Tires

FYI... The rubber stem “Hartford” brand tubes available from Universal and some of the T vendors for the last couple years are of excellent quality. I’ve probably installed around 30 of them and haven’t had any complaints.
by Adam
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JB Weld or Bondo
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: JB Weld or Bondo

That’s nothing special... The left front fender on the T I drive year-round looks worse than that!
by Adam
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cutout or Voltage Regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Cutout or Voltage Regulator

One of my customers was looking for one earlier this month. I sent an email to Birdhaven and an email to Chaffins on 12/4. They both have made the voltage regulator style cutouts. As of today (12/14), I haven’t heard back from either of them.
by Adam
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T art on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Model T art on ebay

Old art prints that have been hanging on someone’s wall for years (sometimes even only a couple years) are often faded and can be quite disappointing when seen in person. They can be a really hard thing to buy without actually seeing in person. As you can see in the 3 links posted above...
by Adam
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil funnel twisting
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Oil funnel twisting

If you put a washer under the nut, it effectively makes the bolt a little shorter. If you don’t have enough thread engagement, you risk stripping the threads out of the block when you torque the bolt. Be very mindful of that.
by Adam
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Brass "Neverout" Tail Lamp & License Plate Bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: WTB Brass "Neverout" Tail Lamp & License Plate Bracket

I believe that Bob’s Antique Auto Parts in Illinois made them in brass and they may still be available. Every original one I’ve seen was cast iron.
by Adam
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil funnel twisting
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Oil funnel twisting

Hold it in place with two fingers of your other hand.
by Adam
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Adding the sexy 1916 cuff on the end of a fender?

Back in the day, there were some accessory brows made specifically for addition to “plain” fenders. I believe they went on with some small machine screws or small rivets. I had an old original fender with one of those well over 15 years ago. I think the part from Rootlieb may not work very well (or ...
by Adam
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear bushing failures
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Triple gear bushing failures

Like I said, it’s hard to judge from pictures... But it does appear there are no oil grooves in the bushings which may support some of your theories that these bushings may be oillite. Looking at the pictures, the fractures could be crystalized (work hardened) normal bronze bushing material and just...
by Adam
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple gear bushing failures
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Triple gear bushing failures

By the way the broken pieces look, and the way they apparently failed... Something really doesn’t add up here. I’m thinking there may have been some sort of an installation error. But it is really impossible to tell from pictures. Anyone would really need to see the whole assembly in person to make ...
by Adam
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Warford ???
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: What is a Warford ???

That particular Warford transmission will give you: Underdrive - Neutral - Direct drive. It isn’t as desirable as the larger “Three speed” which would also give you an overdrive, but still has some value. I’ve seen several sell over the years in the range of $75 - $300. They are popular for use in s...
by Adam
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Allen Rotating Spark HCCT on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Allen Rotating Spark HCCT on eBay

$1,400.00 and in Canada...
by Adam
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine installation in a TT truck
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Engine installation in a TT truck

Another common problem is that almost nobody realizes that T car and TT truck front crossmembers are different. It’s not uncommon to see a TT with a T front crossmember and there is a severe mis-match between the engine water outlet and radiator water inlet.
by Adam
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft cleanup
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: Crankshaft cleanup

Joe, I had one come in several years ago, not only with a mix of heavy and light rods, but 3 stock Ford pistons and 1 domed cast iron. Wonder if that had any imbalance? Tom, Your #3 journal is probably on the “better side” of average for something that was in service a few decades. What I can see of...
by Adam
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aluminum pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: aluminum pistons

Jim, According to your measurements, you have .040” clearance between the pistons and bore... Ideally, you should have .004”... 3.750” would be about standard. Something doesn’t make sense...
by Adam
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft cleanup
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: Crankshaft cleanup

Most of the ‘26/‘27 EE cranks wear off center on the 3rd main. Usually if they are worn .008” or more on the 3rd main, the wear is all off center and usually won’t re-grind at -.020” or better. Those cranks are high carbon steel and not the chrome vanadium steel of the earlier cranks. The EE cranks ...
by Adam
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear Wire Wheel Hub for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Rear Wire Wheel Hub for sale

Hi Joe, It’s yours if you want it. I just sent you an email with my information and phone number. I prefer to not post phone numbers here. If you don’t receive the email, check your junk mail folder. Sometimes emails thru the forum go there. Thanks!
by Adam
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: single Ford script Victor Model 2 acetylene headlamp for parts
Replies: 0
Views: 171

For Sale: single Ford script Victor Model 2 acetylene headlamp for parts

Bonnet has a heavy dent in it, but doesn’t seem to have cracks. The rim does have some cracks & dents. There are a couple spots of rust-thru in the bucket, but not heavily pitted on the outside. $60 and shipping inside the continental USA is included. First email in my inbox gets it. Please don’t po...
by Adam
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1539

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

On a T enclosed car, you hang the headliner BEFORE you install the top material. (In other words, you hang the headliner with the top covering material off)
by Adam
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of a Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Value of a Model T

I’d have to say that just about every very good looking and very good running ‘16-‘27 T may be WORTH around $12k-$14k. Some may SELL for more and some may SELL for less. Who knows where their info came from...
by Adam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LOTS of T Bucket Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: LOTS of T Bucket Parts

At a large swap meet, old 21” tires that are soft & pliable, look okay and still have tread might fetch $20 each. 19”s might go for that too. Old Clincher style tires generally have a lot of issues that straight sided tires don’t have and their quality is very subjective (most used ones are no good)...
by Adam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Bands wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Bands wanted

The “good ones” from Rocky Mountain Machine have been off of backorder for a couple months now and appear to be a nice tight weave like they were for years before. They are my first choice. If you can’t find them at the major vendors on Friday, send me an email and I can help you out. I generally ke...
by Adam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: LOTS of T Bucket Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: LOTS of T Bucket Parts

If someone would pick up everything there with no further work on your part, and also takes all the old tires, a price tag of “free” could be pretty fair. If you dispose of the old tires, $50-$100 for the pile might be a fair price. There could be several hundred dollars worth of parts there if “pro...
by Adam
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Replacement Pistons
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Ford Replacement Pistons

Regarding Ford Script .031” pistons: Shortblocks rebuilt at Ford branch plants received those size pistons. Ford’s “in house” rebuilds are probably the major source of those pistons, but they likely were available as parts stock too. The reasoning behind the .0025” and .005” pistons were that they ...
by Adam
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS aux. trans crossmember. SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: FS aux. trans crossmember. SOLD

That’s what it is alright. A fantastic price too!
by Adam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 14302

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

I posted this in response to the picture at the bottom of page 1 showing all the different “size” Wisconsin plates from 1925: Wisconsin started with low numbers on January 1st and issued plates consecutively. So, generally a “low number” was more likely to be a “carry-over” registration from the pre...
by Adam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 KW Coilbox
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: 1913 KW Coilbox

I’m interested to see what Larry or RV says about finish and if that is documented in prints or something. I’ve seen them both ways and generally assumed many may have originally been black.
by Adam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass Parts For Sale on CL
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Brass Parts For Sale on CL

I saw that ad a couple weeks ago, so if the parts aren’t gone yet, that will tell you something.
by Adam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 KW Coilbox
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: 1913 KW Coilbox

Weren’t the ‘13 KW coil boxes painted black “Originally”?
by Adam
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30x3.5 flaps
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: WTB 30x3.5 flaps

Are the vendors out of stock?
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?

There is a modern seal that fits in place of the can for the inner felt that works way better. Machining a carrier for a modern seal that replaces the washer inside the outer sleeve is also the way to go if you have a lathe.
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911 rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: 1911 rear axle

Early housings are a big can of worms! Most originals are bent and also loose enough at the differential rivets that they will leak quite noticeably when put into service. Just mentioning that in case you’ve never done one before. If you don’t carefully dot all the i’s & cross all the t’s on that pr...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 748

Re: Radiator drain petcock

I stock new ones and have used them on various customer projects over the last 17 years without any known problem. The only thing I can think of is that new petcocks never fit right in new Brassworks radiators. The lower outlet of a new Brassworks radiator always had to be tapped out some more so th...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Ring and Pinion set #1
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Ring and Pinion set #1

A punch mark like that is probably not from a hardness test. Generally if a part like that is hardness tested, then only a sample (one part or a few parts) from each batch of heat treating gets tested, not every part. The mark that a diamond penetrator makes for a hardness test on a gear or shaft wo...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?

The TT rear axle actually rebuilds quicker and easier than the car axles once you know what you’re doing. There’s no setup work for mesh or lash. The only inconvenience is bigger heavier parts. You need a TT wheel puller & sleeve puller. Used gears are fairly subjective regarding wear. An excellent ...
by Adam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD: Cut-off spindles possibly from a snowmobile axle
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: For sale: Cut-off spindles possibly from a snowmobile axle

That is some top-notch speculation...

Why is it necessary to comment on something from nearly a month ago that is marked “sold”???
by Adam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 27
Views: 1384

Re: Carsenegenic??

Steve hit the nail on the head! Yes, the suppliers do call things brass when they are really bronze!

I’m sure if you call Steve or Don and ask if they are brass or bronze, they will tell you “bronze”...
by Adam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 27
Views: 1384

Re: Carsenegenic??

Actually, they originally were made of bronze, and all the spindle bushings being sold by the major vendors are bronze also. Bronze and brass are actually different materials. Brass wouldn’t last too long as a bushing material in this area.
by Adam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford Ignition key Business Sold pending payment
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Model T Ford Ignition key Business FOR SALE

Tim, Bob’s original post DOES say the key boards ARE available separately.,,
by Adam
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Early Spark Rod Arm with Ball Stud
Replies: 1
Views: 389

For Sale: Early Spark Rod Arm with Ball Stud

Yours for $20 and shipped free inside the USA! Email only please. Don’t post here or send a pm. The first email in my inbox gets it. Thanks!


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by Adam
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Pile of Drive Shaft Thrust Bearing parts.
Replies: 0
Views: 270

For Sale: Pile of Drive Shaft Thrust Bearing parts.

Yours for $45 and free shipping inside the USA! Email only please! Don’t post here or send a pm! The first email in my inbox gets them. Thanks!

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by Adam
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Crankshaft Belt Pulley

It was a well known fact (back in the day) that you never paint the contact surface of a belt pulley because the belt won’t grip.

Powder-coat will NEVER wear off unless it is of extremely poor quality.
by Adam
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tractor conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: tractor conversion

Gene, Pull the spark plugs, put it in high gear, and hand crank it...
by Adam
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS - Clutch Spring
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: FS - Clutch Spring

How many pounds at 2” of compression?
by Adam
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coil points without a tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Adjusting coil points without a tester.

The plastic case coils generally don’t work too well, even when they are new. Send them all back if you can. As far as I know, the only new coils that had a decent reputation for working properly were the ones purchased directly from “Fun Projects”. Also suitable would be “properly rebuilt” original...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?

Is there an advantage to putting a TT rear on a speedster? YES, so you can win First Place at the Slow Races! But kidding aside, it was a much heavier built axle with a lower gear ratio. The lower ratio meant the vehicle moved quite a bit slower but could carry much more weight. The axle shafts are...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil leak from transmission shaft
Replies: 29
Views: 1381

Re: oil leak from transmission shaft

Open up your transmission inspection cover and look inside. Put your hand lever all the way forward. Now move the clutch release shaft left and right. It does have a certain amount of lash. The mid-point of this movement is its natural center and where the internal clutch release parts aren’t wearin...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Oil for the Model T - the smoking gun

And those are the recommendations of an oil supplier sometime in the 1930’s by the looks of it...

All of “today’s” oils didn’t exist then. Things change...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale. Aluminum Warford case
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: For Sale. Aluminum Warford case

Last chance if anyone wants it. $30 will buy it, which means it would arrive at your door for less than $50 bucks... If there are no takers in the next day or so it’s going to be machined in half the long way and made into a nice wall-hanging display piece for my shop. There would then be an opportu...
by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil leak from transmission shaft
Replies: 29
Views: 1381

Re: oil leak from transmission shaft

I don’t believe the felt repair is the best way to solve the leak issue. The shaft should be allowed to float left and right on its own. If you push a piece of felt against the hogshead and clamp it, you are loading the internal clutch release forks, the bronze clutch release collar, and the clutch ...
by Adam
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale. Aluminum Warford case
Replies: 9
Views: 738

For Sale. Aluminum Warford case

Here is a bare aluminum Warford six speed transmission case. It has a “bite” out of the input flange. Otherwise is in good shape. I’m listing this because there are many of these out there that are in far worse condition (such as badly cracked cases) and this could be an easy repair for a qualified ...
by Adam
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: 1926 Tudor Clutch or Clutch Spring issue

It’s probably just bad shifts.

You close the throttle when you shift, then open it slowly to pick up the load in high gear.

Same as you would when driving a manual transmission except the location of all the controls are different.
by Adam
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: oil leak from transmission shaft
Replies: 29
Views: 1381

Re: oil leak from transmission shaft

I think he’s talking about the pedal shafts. If it is indeed one of the last trips of the season and you’re going to fix it this winter; The best advice is probably just to keep an eye on the oil level and let it leak. By the way; The “often-mentioned” hardware store o-rings set into a chamfer under...
by Adam
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: WTB - Carb Heat Pipe (non-repro)

That repro you have is a fair (not excellent) reproduction of ONE of the styles that were available. If that one doesn’t fit okay, then an “original” that looks just like it might not have adequate clearances either...
by Adam
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Gray & Davis starter
Replies: 0
Views: 290

For Sale: Gray & Davis starter

$100. The first email in my Inbox gets it. Please don’t post here or send a pm. Will ship within the United States at cost.

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by Adam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat cup or seat foot for a Tudor
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Seat cup or seat foot for a Tudor

I remember seeing someone at Hershey with a whole stack of them within the last couple years.
by Adam
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

If I remember correctly, the early and late style hinges aren’t interchangeable because the fastener locations/style are different.
by Adam
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: '27 fuel tank wanted.
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: '27 fuel tank wanted.

I just took a look at the link posted for the “new aluminum tank” for $750. I wonder if they’ve sold any and I wonder if it fits properly? The welding looks very disappointing, like it was done by someone with very little experience... $300-$400 is a fair retail price to pay for a nice used original...
by Adam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: How to fix a broken adjustable tappet

It’s broken off in a way that the remainder in the tappet should be fairly loose. A left handed drill bit thru the valve guide from the top should turn it right out. You will, of course, have to fabricate an “extension” for the drill bit, but that’s an easy “creative” task.
by Adam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?

Receipts and documentation will tell you what has been done. If you don’t have that, then a basic visual inspection of the inside the engine and transmission by someone very knowledgeable may give you a basic idea. Complete tear down and measuring would be the only way to know for sure.
by Adam
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: 30" Rim
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: WTB: 30" Rim

That would be a 23” rim for a 30x3+1/2 clincher tire then...

As Mark mentioned, there are some different style rims and some may fit your wheels better than others.
by Adam
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Monday engine, spot what's missing
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: A Monday engine, spot what's missing

The original tappet bores on early blocks are broached with oil grooves that allow excess oil to drain back into the crankcase and there are no drain holes in the bottom of the valve galleries. If the block ever gets reamed out for oversize tappets the reamer will eliminate the original oil drain gr...
by Adam
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Resurface mag fields
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Resurface mag fields

Larry, As far as I know, all the TR coils from Minnesota came with that already done too.
by Adam
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to install brass wooden on 1914 firewal
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: How to install brass wooden on 1914 firewal

If you’re going to the trouble of doing this on a milling machine and don’t already own a 90 degree countersink; just set the milling head at 45 degrees and use any regular end-mill.. Lock the quill and use the knee to obtain your depth adjustment.