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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: 895

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: 595

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: 452

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.
by Adam
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1225

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

It’s not a ‘13...
by Adam
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can I use ‘15 ribbed pedals on a T with a starter?
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Can I use ‘15 ribbed pedals on a T with a starter?

The clutch lever AND the low pedal are different between starter and non-starter transmission covers.
by Adam
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: What exactly is the "MODEL T HAVEN" ???

A place where all the T’s have engines that turn but need wood...
by Adam
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: Gas Tank Cap on 1927 Coupe

There is a paper “gas cap gasket” that goes on the cap. 90% of its job is preventing the cap from “taking a set” and getting stuck.
by Adam
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: 13T - Kingston to Holley NH

Original Smith wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:15 am
I don't understand why you would want to use a 26-7 carburetor on a '13? Why not change the spray needle?
Because the casting is different...
by Adam
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: Accessory: Bayne B-B Auto Power Pulley

Don’t try to actually use it to power anything. These setups cause the differential to be loaded in a way they were never meant to operate. You may be disappointed in your rear axle longevity...
by Adam
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: carb needle adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: carb needle adjustment

Starting point for a properly rebuilt Holley NH is generally 7/8 turn open (that is “seven eighths”, which is just less than 1 turn). At this point, it will generally start and run, but your particular “good running” adjustment could be anywhere from 1/2 turn to 1+1/2 turns open. This depends on you...
by Adam
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator

Fits on a T frame like a T radiator.

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by Adam
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Unique Speedster or Tractor radiator

Was on a speedster that was put together in the ‘50’s. Is of heavy construction and would be great on a T tractor or power unit. It leaked a little, but not so much it couldn’t be used. It might be easy to re-core. Anyway, you cannot go wrong at the price. $100 will take it, but sorry, I won’t ship ...
by Adam
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Position of burner
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Position of burner

“A” is correct for getting the most light and is the way they were originally aligned. However, with whatever is in there in place of a reflector, it is doubtful that the headlamps will produce enough light to drive by no matter what you do.
by Adam
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Big pile of brass Kingston carbs for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Big pile of brass Kingston carbs for sale

$400 for the whole works. THESE ALL ARE BRASS BODIES. I’d also take rebuild-able Holley NH cores as full or partial payment. Let me know what you have. The first email in my inbox gets them. Please email, don't send a pm. Thanks!

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by Adam
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone going to Luray that can haul a bare T frame to near the Seattle area?
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Anyone going to Luray that can haul a bare T frame to near the Seattle area?

It’s a bare, early T frame that actually needs to go from Milwaukee or Madison, WI, to the Seattle, WA area, but I should be able to arrange getting it to Luray if anyone is heading to the Northwest from there. Thanks!

Please email me and we can discuss payment!
by Adam
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No Reverse after transport
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: No Reverse after transport

This is a symptom of a cracked or broken driven gear sleeve (the brake drum shaft). Sometimes reverse and/or low won’t work and can feel like it’s locking up the engine. Sometimes everything will work just fine, especially when the fracture is fairly “new”. It’s more common to happen on ‘26-‘27’s, b...
by Adam
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Boat Trailer Axle Guidance Please

The general recommendations is that boat trailer bearings should be disassembled, cleaned, inspected, and re-packed every season.
by Adam
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear Wire Wheel Hub for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Rear Wire Wheel Hub for sale

Taper and keyway are in great condition. Taper has been checked and is not worn. The drum is a brand new McLaren brake drum and is installed with brand new studs. The studs have all been properly pressed into place with the correct swedging tool. $225 picked up here or add only $10 more for shipping...
by Adam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

I’ve got one of those heads with that freeze plug boss and have been thinking of re-machining it for a hot water pickup for adding a heater core.
by Adam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Leak in Waukesha Head by #4 Spark plug.

What’s showing in the picture IS a “freeze plug”. There are multiple DIFFERENT Waukesha heads. The one pictured uses a freeze plug there.
by Adam
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New spoke assembly - again
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: New spoke assembly - again

You have front wheel bolts. You need rear wheel bolts. They are just a bit longer. Some vendors do have a tendency to occasionally get them mixed up. Otherwise, maybe the spokes are just a bit too thick?
by Adam
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

No picture or good description, not even what body style the car is. Also doesn’t look like there is space for a T where that hole in the wall is. I wonder what the rest of the story is?
by Adam
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale Model t engine and trans complete assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: For Sale Model t engine and trans complete assembly

I’ll give you $50 cash for it if you bring it here.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Wanted: Original Brass Oil Cap For 1913 Ford Touring

FYI, I’ve found the “going rate” for a decent one is around $125-$150. I’ve seen them for more, but you can usually get one for that.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Repairing fan belts

Why fix a fan belt? The new black Gates belts the vendors carry are around $7 and should last a lifetime.
by Adam
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horn Works, BUT!!
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Horn Works, BUT!!

1 defective solder joint or broken wire between commutator and armature.
by Adam
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External adjustable bands
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: External adjustable bands

I know two people that use these and a third person who removed them when they fell apart inside after a couple weeks use. My opinion is that the risk of internal damage is of greater concern than the small time and effort it takes to remove the inspection cover to adjust the brake & reverse bands. ...
by Adam
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Wanted: set of Grant brand .030” rings for aluminum pistons

I’m no longer in need of the rings. Thanks!

Dan, I just emailed back.
by Adam
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do new coil points need to be prepped?
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Do new coil points need to be prepped?

Ask the vendor and then post their answer here.
by Adam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who is this in this ad??
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Who is this in this ad??

The tanks that ding-dong has for sale on Craigslist aren’t even close to the ones on the pirated picture of Steve’s car...
by Adam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale: Excellent 1926-1927 wire wheel rear hub with drum
Replies: 0
Views: 214

For sale: Excellent 1926-1927 wire wheel rear hub with drum

This is a good hub with an excellent taper. It has a brand-new McLaren brake drum installed as well as new studs. The studs were properly swedged on a press with the correct tool. First $225 gets it. Will ship for $15 inside the lower 48. Email if interested (do not send a pm). C1FD78D8-7371-4ACB-9E...
by Adam
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

Has to be over a year now. Maybe even longer...
by Adam
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: WTB 30 x 3-1/2 Universal tire

RV, I experienced that problem on 1 Universal out of a set of 4 that I bought around 1991. The tire was incorrectly made. There was no fabric holding the bead to the casing. The tire was maybe 5 years old, was on a perfect rim, had well over a thousand miles on it with occasional speeds of around 60...
by Adam
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Actually, if you really know what you’re doing and know what a correctly set coil sounds like, then you could have very good success getting them real close If you set them by ear while running on magneto at a very low idle. There is a distinctive “clack” right around the sweet spot on most coils.
by Adam
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

Back in the day, If you bought new FORD coil points and installed them per the book directions with the correct gap, odds would be very good that the coils would work properly. This would have been the result of FORDS very good quality control on the gap and spring tension of the follower spring on ...
by Adam
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal
Replies: 16
Views: 1114

Re: Rejuvenating cam on clutch pedal

Odds are pretty good that it’s not really worn. The clutch cams are supposed to have additional play. That’s what allows you to push the pedal partially in to actuate the clutch without engaging low band. The cams are also internal and run in a constant oil bath. Usually they aren’t too worn. If you...
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Choke rod for sale or trade
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Choke rod for sale or trade

FYI: The ‘26-‘27 choke rod came in a bunch of different lengths. The new ones the dealers sell are extra-long and you can cut them off as needed and relocate the knob.
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Shell Lacing
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Radiator Shell Lacing

I believe the original lacing wrapped around and tucked between the shroud and the lacing on the loop above it.
by Adam
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Taking Up Con-Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Taking Up Con-Rods

Don’t do ANYTHING until you contact the person who rebuilt the engine and ask him the question.

My advice would be to leave it alone unless you have tens of thousands of miles on it AND you are noticing a noise.
by Adam
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sold brass spark plug whistle
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Fs brass spark plug whistle

Sold. I’ll take it. Just sent you an email. Thanks.
by Adam
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An observation on aftermarket coils
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: An observation on aftermarket coils

These are a “carryover” of the “KW Brand” coils made since the 1950’s. The manufacturer is basically making them pretty much the same as they have always been made. In other words, they are a “medium quality” coil. Some work good, some are a little flaky. The capacitors generally don’t last very lon...
by Adam
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: radiator hose
Replies: 19
Views: 790

Re: radiator hose

The set of three hoses from the T parts dealers are generally less expensive than anything else you can buy locally. The red can be changed to black with leather shoe dye.
by Adam
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Tudor Sedan
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: 1915 Tudor Sedan

That is a Model T sedan and it does have two doors.
by Adam
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust leak at nut
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Exhaust leak at nut

There are some repro brass nuts that have been available off and on over the years that aren’t quite machined just right. The threads and/or clearance inside isn’t quite deep enough and the pipe flange doesn’t get tight against the manifold. If this is the case, you need a better quality exhaust nut.
by Adam
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1683

Re: Drive shaft rust?

Looks like it’s worn very undersize, but hard to tell from the fuzzy photo...
by Adam
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

There is no friction tape in a genuine FORD field coil.

I would imagine there were (and has been since) many “spurious” manufacturers and rebuilders who did some pretty dicey work...
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Question on rare Presto socket and plug combination

Headlamp style plugs were used as basic power plugs for accessory items. Might just be a splitter.
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Diskies, no diskies.
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Diskies, no diskies.

You don’t see the wheels when you are driving...
by Adam
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Is this an early Gene French design?
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Is this an early Gene French design?

If I recall correctly, Gene’s early line bores were cast. Some of the parts there look like his. I’m sure he’ll post on this thread eventually. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of his earlier line-bores.
by Adam
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 1592

Re: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...

Hmmm, maybe something from the canvas then? I know new canvas has an oily stink to it.

Here’s another thought... Does the top touch the fender when it’s down? Maybe a reaction of the paint with a top treatment? Or maybe a reaction to the top material itself?
by Adam
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...
Replies: 24
Views: 1592

Re: Sweat and lacquer don't mix...

Is it possible that the fender maybe got an occasional wind-driven spritzing with a tiny bit of gasoline from an incompletely sealed accessory gas can on the running board???
by Adam
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Tire Availability
Replies: 25
Views: 1295

Re: White Tire Availability

In June I was told they expected 30 in a container “in about two months” and that a number of them were already pre-sold.

I would not be surprised if it was a few more months and/or they were all spoken for...
by Adam
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit

“Wearing in” anything like this is essentially going to be displacing or wearing off metal that is an interference fit. Does that “worn away” metal just disappear? NO! It just rolls around in there and recirculates between the bearings, sleeve, and axle shaft. Some of it will abrade and some of it w...
by Adam
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: Fresh mag ring?

All the supplies you need to do your own field coil probably will cost about what RV sells one for.

If you really want to do your own, I would suggest using a single stack coil. It’s about half the work & supplies. Your ‘15 should have 3/4” magnets and if so, a single stack coil will work fine.
by Adam
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: Head Gasket Failures

I stock them. Email me thru the forum contact.
by Adam
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: Fresh mag ring?

I’d never put any old field coil in that was coated with anything.

You know how clean you have to prepare a surface when you do body work? It’s impossible to get a used field coil that clean...
by Adam
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

1,000 feet would be enough for 250 cars. Should be easy to initially sell lots of 10 sets to each of the four major vendors. That’s 40 sets right there. Why don’t you have 1,000 feet made? Should be easy to get it custom manufactured exactly the way you want it if you order enough...
by Adam
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coils
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: coils

I have enough of the correct “Orange Drop” capacitors for T coils on hand that I could spare some. They are the ones recommended for decades by the more knowledgeable coil rebuilders. These are the round ones so you will have to remove the glass spacer in your coils. 4 for $20 8 for $35 100 for $370...
by Adam
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why does my engine labor when I honk my magnito horn?
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Why does my engine labor when I honk my magnito horn?

1- Horn has way too much amp draw.

2- Partial short between horn and switch.

3- Very weak magneto.
by Adam
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front axle bushing sticks out.
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Front axle bushing sticks out.

Are the inserts hardened? If so, reaming them will probably ruin an expensive reamer.
by Adam
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petcock insert spinning in the oil pan. Do I need to pull the engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Petcock insert spinning in the oil pan. Do I need to pull the engine?

These were inserts that were swedged and brazed until sometime in the mid teens. Then they were inserts that were swedged and NOT brazed for a few more years. Then they were changed simply to a hole that was punched inwards and the “bent in” steel hole was threaded. The one you have is the “un-braze...
by Adam
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag post short.
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Mag post short.

It’s in the FORD instruction manuals as one of the first things to check.
by Adam
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Engine block coolant cavity vinegar soak

Yes, EVERYONE who does any kind of vinegar or acid soak with their cooling system or block might be asking for trouble. Not right away, but maybe 20 years down the road...

It’s like bleaching an original revolutionary war flag to get clean it up....
by Adam
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB a fonctional used Magneto
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: WTB a fonctional used Magneto

I have 2, 4 foot high stacks of used field coils. Probably about 100 of them. I can guarantee that EVERY one of them is a gamble, even if tested. There is probably a 50/50 chance that any one of them may or may not last a couple years. Why chance a failure and disassembly, replacement, reassembly wh...
by Adam
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to remove drum rivets?
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Best way to remove drum rivets?

I think he might have a fixture for removing them. Call and ask if it would cost any more to have him remove it.
by Adam
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Protecting the magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Protecting the magneto

What may discharge your magnets is if DC current from the battery is allowed to flow into the field coil. Whether the engine is running or not. This can be caused by a wiring fault, improperly connected wiring, poorly insulated wire harness ends touching each other on the ignition switch, or somethi...
by Adam
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anime Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Anime Model T

Here’s another one... A Model T has appeared in “The Simpsons” a couple times.


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by Adam
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand brake lever issues.
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Hand brake lever issues.

Cam lever looks long. Is it for a car or TT?
by Adam
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1665

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

Properly support the gear. DON’T press on the tips of the gear teeth.
by Adam
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Tight engine after it runs

Piston to cylinder or piston pin fits are too tight.
by Adam
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Time Speedster
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: Old Time Speedster

Notice that the cars in both those pictures have the same plate. (Same car, maybe even same day)
by Adam
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Powder post beetle problem
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: Powder post beetle problem

Heat.

Take the whole car to a body shop and have it baked in their spray booth a sufficient amount of time to bring all the wood up to temperature. 130 or 140 degrees was pretty common to force dry most paints and may be effective in terminating insects.
by Adam
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kevlar band lining sets
Replies: 28
Views: 2789

Re: Kevlar band lining sets

The bottom line is this: If you drive correctly, you can get 3,500 miles or more out of a set of good cotton linings. Some people can’t get them to last several hundred miles... The people who get long life from plain cotton linings will likely NEVER have any problem with Kevlar linings and will be ...
by Adam
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front Axle accessory
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: Front Axle accessory

It isn’t for fixing spindles with a worn out bushing diameter. It puts a small amount of controlled bind on the spindle to help prevent shimmy issues that were fairly common on some T’s with 21” balloon tires. The shimmy issue can be eliminated by proper endplay on the spindle bushings and proper ad...
by Adam
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1 cylinder model t motor
Replies: 14
Views: 2349

Re: 1 cylinder model t motor

It is a marine engine. (Boat motor). It might be a Lockwood-Ash. I believe they were about 3 hp. There should be a flywheel on the rear end of it. Anyone who can fabricate the missing head can certainly make the flywheel too. The flat casting is to mount a single spark magneto and the bronze casting...
by Adam
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Re: Suggestions on procedures for refinished the 1927/27 Steering wheel rims made of "Fordite"

Wet sand with 800 grit, then 1000 or 1200 grit if you want a smoother finish. Rinse with water and wipe dry with clean paper towels. Don’t treat, seal, or paint with anything. A T steering wheel should never be cleaned with anything but plain water. If it gets sticky or makes your hands black, then ...
by Adam
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Early Hand Starting Crank
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: WANTED: Early Hand Starting Crank

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by Adam
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

How about an oil shutoff valve for the leaking oil?
by Adam
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm done with white tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1696

Re: I'm done with white tires

Hmmmm... I wonder why most tire manufacturers quit making all white tires in the 1920’s ??? Could it be because black tires were superior and white ones were inferior ??? Actually, I think that is a fact!
by Adam
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1896

Re: Thin bushing removal?

As previously stated, the driver you had WAS too small for the job. Had it been correct for removing the bushing, you very likely would have driven it out with a 5 pound sledge in about 6 wacks. The small diameter shoulder of an undersize driver actually peens the bushing into the bore and makes it ...
by Adam
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thin bushing removal?
Replies: 24
Views: 1896

Re: Thin bushing removal?

Looks like there is plenty of bushing there. The indent is from your driver tool. I’d say that either you have the wrong driver or it’s poorly made. The outside diameter of the driver you are using is too small.
by Adam
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th Main Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: 4th Main Alignment

Use the brass laminated magneto field coil shims between the block and hogshead. You might have to make the hole in the shim bigger.
by Adam
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slow high speed.
Replies: 19
Views: 1588

Re: Slow high speed.

jaybee47 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Very very slow and unable to climb a slight slope even at full throttle.
Sounds like the average TT to me... Maybe nothing is wrong with it? Find an experienced TT owner and see what their opinion is.
by Adam
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oillevel in Oilpan
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: Oillevel in Oilpan

The oil system in the Model T was designed to provide the right amount of oil. Not too little and not too much.
by Adam
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Another mag problem

My first thought is you have to practice shifting. There is sort of a knack to shifting a T from low to high that if you don’t do it just right, it will “buck”. Experienced T drivers might refer to this as a “bad shift”, although that may be so far back in their driving past they might only barely r...
by Adam
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So how do I get this stuff out.
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: So how do I get this stuff out.

You Have To take the baffle out. Check this out:

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by Adam
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 8 volt Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: 8 volt Batteries

A poor connection anywhere between the battery and key switch will allow the full unregulated voltage of the generator thru the lights if they are on. If the circuit to the battery is opened with the engine running at speed and lights on, the lights will instantly go super bright and burn out in abo...
by Adam
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Upholstery
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: TT Upholstery

That definitely works, but originally there were no hog rings or plywood involved. There is a “V” channel at the base of the cushions and back springs that gets pried open. There should be cording welt sewn into the seat covers on the sides that just gets pinched in those channels to fasten the cove...
by Adam
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission covers
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Transmission covers

If I find good ones without pedals at swap meets for around $50 I’ll pick them up. If you know what to look for and look them over carefully, you generally find cracks or defects in about 3/4 of them. The aluminum is old and porous and welds poorly so it’s real hard to repair them. Not being negativ...
by Adam
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 3188

Re: Accident today

Unfortunately, the engine and maybe even the rear axle are very likely to have suffered catastrophic damage too (even if only slight alignment issues are apparent now). In my opinion, it is probably totaled for whatever you have it valued at on your insurance. If you were to pay a professional to fi...
by Adam
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 1809

Re: The File mystery

I opened up an engine once that obviously hadn’t been touched for decades. There was a serving spoon inside the crankcase.
by Adam
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: 1913 Touring Factory Recall Brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Wanted: 1913 Touring Factory Recall Brackets

Not all ‘13 tourings need those brackets. Some bodies were properly built and didn’t require them.
by Adam
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is motor oil with graphite common?
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Is motor oil with graphite common?

There was a motor oil with graphite called Krex being sold in the late 90’s or around 2000. I remember it being sold at a GM dealer I worked for.
by Adam
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tube valve stem cut off
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

Re: Tube valve stem cut off

I air them up with no valve core in place and allow all the air to escape about 5 times before installing the valve core and final airing up. That allows the tube to move around inside of the casing and self align itself so there is no stress or bunching on the stem. Odds are fairly good that your i...
by Adam
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: transmission oil filter screen
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: WTB: transmission oil filter screen

I have one. $30 plus shipping. Email if interested.
by Adam
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Survey

That’s what I tell telephone surveys... The answer here is: -Kevlar bands -New ductile iron low drum -Original Ford reverse and brake drums are okay if in good condition. -Original Stock Ford clutches that have been properly cleaned, inspected, and qualified. -Original clutch spring that tests 95#’s...
by Adam
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Survey

Just a little food for thought here...

Survey results can be biased. They are the opinions of people who answer surveys...
by Adam
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "EE" Crankshaft
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: "EE" Crankshaft

AA cranks are vanadium steel EE cranks are high carbon steel AA is more prone to cracks and breakage but less prone to wear. EE is generally a bit more durable but more susceptible to wear. Its less likely to find cracks in a used EE crank, but many used EE cranks wear a lot at #3 main and the wear ...
by Adam
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT rear ends, free
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: TT rear ends, free

The bronze gears are worth $30 each at the scrap yard. You can practically break even on your time even if you open them up and nothing is usable... (When you get them home of course)