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by Adam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

I’ve seen many poor quality aluminum cam gears over the past decade. Most of them were not machined all over (rough casting visible in the disc area where it didn’t require a good finish). Some of these gears had up to .007” indicator runout and some were okay. A cam gear with runout that binds the ...
by Adam
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: New engine start-up ----- NOISE!

My vote is a generator with a slightly bent front shaft.
by Adam
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Arm Bushings
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Spindle Arm Bushings

I’ve always stocked the complete spindle arm bolt, nut, & bushing kit from Bob’s and probably 8 out of 10 times I put them in I don’t have to ream them. In the cases I do have to ream them, it’s because of a burr or something obviously wrong with the spindle arm hole.
by Adam
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: A change of fuel on my road to Damascus

The water in that gas is the result of heating and cooling cycles, humidity, and condensation in an open fuel system over a moderately long period of time. It likely isn’t because of a “quality problem” with the fuel itself. Or maybe you dumped gas in there from your Boyco gas can with the cork in t...
by Adam
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT cab on a tractor
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: TT cab on a tractor

I see 2 TT C-cabs in the background...
by Adam
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Arm Bushings
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Spindle Arm Bushings

Properly made spindle arm bushings generally don’t require reaming. Sometimes if you get them a little out of line, or raise a burr, you might run a reamer thru to fix it, but they are not supposed to be an undersize bushing that requires reaming like the spindle bushings (kingpins).
by Adam
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 1239

Re: Damage Theory

It might have been caused by a meteor.
by Adam
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Intake manifold leak
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Intake manifold leak

Generally, spraying anything or even just dripping a little gasoline or anything similarly volatile around the rear intake port usually leads to a mis-diagnosis. The vapor tends to get sucked in by the carb and significantly changes the idle speed even if there is no leak at the manifold to block co...
by Adam
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Water Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Water Pump

Ran across an issue a couple years ago in a Model A with a new radiator and a high volume water pump. It would overheat around 40 mph & higher. A flow restrictor was installed in the upper hose. I think it was a washer with a 3/4” hole and the problem disappeared.
by Adam
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dipping Bands
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Dipping Bands

Any bands that are being shipped in any condition that is not ready to install “as is” should be returned for a refund!
by Adam
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 1926

Re: Camping with a T

When it’s a 3 hour drive to a Saturday show, the best thing to do is leave Friday after work and camp overnight...
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by Adam
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange tire question
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Strange tire question

There is special spray paint for vinyl dashboards & upholstery. It should work fairly well for your spare. It’s available thru most any auto parts supplier. Follow the directions on the can.
by Adam
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tired of sitting around
Replies: 18
Views: 898

Re: Tired of sitting around

Those drop center rims are the easiest to mount tires on. If you do it right, the first one might take maybe 45 minutes to figure out. The following 4 might take 5-10 minutes each.
by Adam
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4552

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Remove the lock washer and the castle nut will be about where it’s supposed to be. I wonder if that is indeed the issue...
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Scat stroker rod inside diameter?

You can babbitt them too. I babbitted these for a customer last year. They are now in a OHC Fronty.

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by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

I’ve seen good selections of new lids of different sizes in Amish dry goods stores.
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED
Replies: 34
Views: 4340

Re: Chickasha Status - NOW CANCELED

I’m glad to hear somebody got a call. I was wondering if they were in contact with anyone. I knew it was canceled because I saw it here, but as a vendor with a pre-paid space I haven’t been contacted by phone or email. Was thinking maybe I wasn’t contacted because they know I’m on this forum frequen...
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horns???
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Horns???

I think Fun Projects was the manufacturer of these. Fun projects is now owned by Birdhaven in Iowa. They would probably be the best place to ask.
by Adam
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Top/Lid for Boyco Running Board Cans

And those reproduction lids look terrible compared to an original! They are a regular modern style screw cap with the logo stamped on them. Not at all what I’ve seen on originals.
by Adam
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 59
Views: 3258

Re: The frustration of incompetence

With those compression readings it would likely start hard and run poorly at best. Compression can get down around 35 and so long as all cylinders are about even, you can still start & drive, but it will noticeably lack power and run smoky. Much below 35 and you have noticeable oil burning, carbon b...
by Adam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential case collar repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Differential case collar repair

Arthur B, You have it perfectly figured out. Having your welder practice on a junk casting is an excellent way to proceed.
by Adam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Water Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Water Pump

If your car occasionally overheated with a new waterpump, it might be an indication you don’t need one. A waterpump when added to a good radiator may actually cause over heating because it forces water thru the core and back into the block before it is completely cooled. Your old waterpump may not h...
by Adam
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential case collar repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Differential case collar repair

D Stroud, You are correct. HOWEVER, the vast majority of hobbyists as well as some professionals are unlikely to have the right equipment, supplies, or skills. A well equipped, experienced welder can weld just about anything given the right circumstances. Some people can make a mould and cast and ma...
by Adam
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential case collar repair
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Differential case collar repair

The differential part is cast. Not sure if its gray iron or ductile iron. You might make a mess if you try welding on it. If its gray iron it will be like welding on a rock. If its ductile, results may be slightly better.
by Adam
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: I Timer

As far as I know, the only negative is that you need battery current to start the car. If your battery is flat dead, you can't hand-crank the car on magneto and get it started. You have to start on battery and switch to magneto while the engine is running. That is really the only thing that has prev...
by Adam
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this off a 1915 centerdoor
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Is this off a 1915 centerdoor

I think he meant that it came off the front of the garage they kept the centerdoor in. Good thing there is a quarter in the photo... that makes it worth something anyway!
by Adam
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford 1913 K-W Wood Coil Box MT-4795
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Model T Ford 1913 K-W Wood Coil Box MT-4795

I bought one just like it full of coils at the Iola,WI swap meet last summer for $100 but it didn’t have a lid. Anyone got a lid they would sell?
by Adam
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1395

Re: New Day Timer Brush

I’ve made my own out of starter brushes like you show in your photo. They did work, but they didn’t last very long and the commutator required a cleaning & polishing with green scotch-brite about every 80-110 miles. They probably lasted 700 miles.
by Adam
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timken Pinion Bearing Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Timken Pinion Bearing Kit

Looks like they sent you the wrong one, but the one they sent you has a higher core value...
by Adam
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day Timer Brush
Replies: 17
Views: 1395

Re: New Day Timer Brush

If your timing is different, then maybe the replacement brush wasn’t from a New Day timer. There are 2 differently timed Turner Timers that have a brush that is identical to the New Day, and one of them is degreed slightly different. The new brush from Tip Top Timers that is bronze seems to last bet...
by Adam
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 2549

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

I just skimmed thru this thread. The question is directly in line with a similar question from a completely different hobby: How much should a decent set of golf clubs cost? Answer: Most people will tell you that what they have is the best. (And what they really mean is that it was the best choice f...
by Adam
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 Minnesota Title
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: 1913 Minnesota Title

Wow! A $600 item for $75!!! What a steal! If it wasn’t somebody who posted here before I’d say it was too good to be true...
by Adam
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted. Pair of nice ‘19-‘25 axle housings within 30 miles of Waukesha Co, WI
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Wanted. Pair of nice ‘19-‘25 axle housings within 30 miles of Waukesha Co, WI

Title says it all... I need a pair of the dead-common axle housings that every serious T hobbyist usually have multiples of so I’m hoping I won’t have to travel too far from home to pick up a nice pair. Here are the particulars: I’m looking for housings that are not rust pitted, or at least not much...
by Adam
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reperduction coils
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: reperduction coils

Some people have been lucky and appear to have had good luck with them. They work fine on battery, but can be somewhat problematic on magneto. They can be difficult to set up on a HCCT and some are impossible to set up properly. I rebuild coils and I won’t rebuild plastic coils because the end produ...
by Adam
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Anderson Timer question

Yes, that is correct.
by Adam
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Anderson Timer question

The flapper contacts the end of the segment first and then rides down the ramp.

(The cam turns counter-clockwise if you are standing in front of the car. The cam turns clockwise if you are sitting in the car.)
by Adam
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Anyone have an EE crank for sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Anyone have an EE crank for sale?

Tom, I emailed you a couple days ago and haven’t heard back...
by Adam
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable kingpin reamer??
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Adjustable kingpin reamer??

The spindle reamer from Lang’s is .502”, and there is no need to hone the hole a little more. It is not the .500” stated in the “Q&A”... I have no idea where that “answer” came from. It is made to do a good job of properly fitting the .500” common kingpins most of the large vendors sell, and to be q...
by Adam
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 28x3 28x2 1/2 original tires wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: 28x3 28x2 1/2 original tires wanted

28x3 would fit a 22” rim.
28x2+1/2 would fit a 23” rim.
Make sure you get the tire that fits the rims you have.
by Adam
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?
Replies: 22
Views: 1331

Re: Is this a common enough hub or worth fixing, or trying to?

One of the posts gave me the impression that some may consider $20 quite a bit for a used hub. After all, they are one of the “dead common” parts that everyone has a bunch of and “don’t seem to sell too well”... I just wanted to share my thoughts. Actually... When you really examine front hubs and k...
by Adam
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Soaking brass carburator floats
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Soaking brass carburator floats

Get # BT-13 glass bead for your blast cabinet, turn the pressure down to 40psi, hold the nozzle about 8” away and quickly sweep it. They come out perfect.
by Adam
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: CRAGAR OVERHEAD VALVE HEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 2351

Re: CRAGAR OVERHEAD VALVE HEAD

I saw it at Hershey. It’s a nice one.
by Adam
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want to buy sterring shaft 1925-27
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Want to buy sterring shaft 1925-27

I take it the 5 to 1 are no longer available again. Hank, Every time these go on backorder, I think about making a few of them myself to keep on hand, or as needed... It’s a flange with 3 holes in it on a 4” stub, welded to a 3/4” rod with a taper, keyway, and thread on the very end... It’s an easy...
by Adam
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3114

Re: What is this ??

Also... In the picture of your low speed notch, you had questioned how it could have worn that much on the inside with plenty of oil? The answer is that it probably hasn’t... The low pedal needs to travel maybe 2”-3” forward BEFORE it hits the ramp and begins to engage the low band. That first 2”-3”...
by Adam
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 28
Views: 1963

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

A little Marvel Mystery Oil in the gasoline definitely could keep fuel valves from sticking... I’m not a fan of any of the grease type fuel valve lubricants. As a matter of fact, I actually think it is a poor choice in a non-pressure fuel system. If any bit of it gets loose and goes down stream it c...
by Adam
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4552

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

I phoned Tony a few days ago and it definitely sounds like a transmission issue. If it isn’t band interference, then it is an issue with the clutch plates (number and/or thickness and/or style and/or disc drum and spacers). The trans parts may be original’09 or at the outside ‘13 or earlier. If it i...
by Adam
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS DASH LAMP PARTS
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: FS DASH LAMP PARTS

A good cover is an easy sell at any T swap meet for $20. Only problem is there are 3 slightly different sizes that look right...
by Adam
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this ??
Replies: 49
Views: 3114

Re: What is this ??

It’s a magnet clamp plate that fell off the flywheel. It would be unusual if it didn’t do any damage. There would be the head of a brass screw inside your engine too. Unfortunately, it is now time to pull the engine, remove the hogshead, pan, and transmission. Replace the broken part and look for ad...
by Adam
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4552

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

David, I looked closely at your photos and it appears that the 3 dowel pins on your clutch push ring that come thru the driving plate cover are sticking out a bit too far. Normally, on most Model T’s, when you remove the 3 adjustment screws, the ends of the arms will bottom out on the flange of the ...
by Adam
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4552

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

The fingers will have nothing to do with releasing the clutch, the only way to release the clutch is to compress the spring. Therefore try to crank with clutch spring compressed, it doesn't matter if the wheels are on the ground or not. I disagree. The adjusting screws in the fingers contact and pu...
by Adam
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: WTB: Demountable Rims at Chicksha

I have a few used demountable rims with very good clincher beads for $175 each and can arrange free delivery to Chickasha. Email if you are interested. I may not see a post here or receive a pm.
by Adam
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks between intake and exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Cracks between intake and exhaust

Any decent automotive engine rebuilding shop should be able to do it. Make sure they have experience. There are also industrial businesses that specialize just in crack repairs. These are probably the best places to go. Generally there might only be one such business in a large city with lots of man...
by Adam
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.
Replies: 74
Views: 4552

Re: Hard crank on my 1909 touring.

Scott_Conger wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Tony

with those 3 screws released, your high speed clutch is fully engaged.

Are you sure about that???
by Adam
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks between intake and exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Cracks between intake and exhaust

Good picture! Please clarify which valves these are. That seems to look like it’s between a pair of intake valves. I have the impression that maybe the press fit of the valve seats was too tight and maybe caused that when the inserts were installed. Might not be an issue, but if the crack is between...
by Adam
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cracks between intake and exhaust
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Cracks between intake and exhaust

Post a picture.
by Adam
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE - EXHAUST VARIABLE PITCH SLIDE WHISTLE
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: FOR SALE - EXHAUST VARIABLE PITCH SLIDE WHISTLE

That would be a nice item to repro!
by Adam
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: connecting rod size
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: connecting rod size

Scrape the .010” rods is your best bet for a tight clearance.

Standards will be your easiest option, but will end up with wider side clearances. If you go with standards and remove shims, you will have your target clearance top and bottom, but .005” over that on the sides.
by Adam
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford "Wholesale Price List"
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Model T Ford "Wholesale Price List"

Cool! That's a fairly rare item!
by Adam
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: TT on EBay
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Re: TT on EBay

Cool truck, but a TT in that condition for that price should have 4 tires that hold air and it should run & drive okay. There are presentable running TT’s to be found for another $1k to $2k...
by Adam
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Education on Warford transmissiion needed
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Education on Warford transmissiion needed

90% of the originals are worn out in some form or another and require work by someone with those skills. There are no new parts available. If you don't have the technical skills, you might want to consider a new kc warford. The new ones shift easy, work good, are quiet, and I believe there is a deal...
by Adam
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Model T Ford "Wholesale Price List"
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Model T Ford "Wholesale Price List"

Impossible to guess what you have... Please post a good description and maybe a picture.

Original Ford from back in the day???

Current or old vendors catalog???
by Adam
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: coil capacitors
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: coil capacitors

I have them. A set of 4 capacitors are $15 shipped anywhere inside the continental USA. These are the “Orange Drop” 418p capacitors that were specified by the major coil rebuilders for years before they started making their own. These are round, not flat. That is my preference for rebuilding since I...
by Adam
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted:dead or alive- brass carb
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: wanted:dead or alive- brass carb

I have some Kingston L2’s & L4’s and maybe a couple Holley G’s. I’d take $45 each and I’ll include shipping to anywhere in the continental USA. I have plenty to go around if anyone else wants any. Most of these are complete. Email if interested.
by Adam
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dairyland Tin Lizzie's Model T University
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Dairyland Tin Lizzie's Model T University

I’m bringing one or two tables of small used parts. If anyone needs any new parts, contact me before about 5pm today and I’ll bring them along for you. I stock just about everything. Use email.
by Adam
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Re: Mag Particle Results - 1911 Crankshaft

Leaving an original crank in a block of any higher value, especially a crank with ANY found defects, is like driving your modern car with no insurance and just taking a chance on paying the bill if anything happens. A real nice 1911 block would probably sell for a low of $2,500 and maybe around $4k ...
by Adam
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Good low speed gear, $59, includes shipping.
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Good low speed gear, $59, includes shipping.

This is a real good low speed gear. $59. Shipping inside the continental USA is included. Please email if you want it. I may not see a post here or receive a pm. Thanks.

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by Adam
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1915 Ribbed Clutch & Low Pedal, $49, shipping included
Replies: 1
Views: 144

1915 Ribbed Clutch & Low Pedal, $49, shipping included

This clutch pedal has been bead blasted clean. The ribs are very good. The pedal has some light pitting that will surface out easily. The shaft has some heavier pitting that probably won’t effect its operation, but most engine builders would probably want to replace the shaft. If you want me to inst...
by Adam
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering shaft?
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Steering shaft?

Try a rear hub on it. Maybe the same taper. Rear hub / axle shaft is 1+1/2” to 1’.
by Adam
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Very good used reverse gear $39. Includes shipping.
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Very good used reverse gear $39. Includes shipping.

This came out of a transmission that wasn’t rusty and looked like it was fairly low mileage. I left the bushing in because it may fit your transmission with good enough clearance. $39 includes shipping anywhere inside the continental USA. Email if you want it. I may not see a post here or receive a ...
by Adam
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Drive shaft pinion bearing. $30, shipping included.
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Drive shaft pinion bearing. $30, shipping included.

Here is a nice used original style pinion bearing. It has been ultrasonic cleaned so there is no dirt or grease inside the roller tubes. It is ready to install. Rollers look smooth and clean and measure .560”/.561” on one end and .557”/.558” on the other. Shipping inside the continental USA is inclu...
by Adam
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wood spokes, originals $50
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Wood spokes, originals $50

Franklin is right! They do!

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by Adam
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS spindle , and 5z band tool for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: NOS spindle , and 5z band tool for sale

I don’t see anything wrong with it... It’s a nice band wrench for the price. The “modification” surely doesn’t hurt it’s value. I know what the modification is, but I’ll let others guess for a while first!


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by Adam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new sheet metal prep
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: new sheet metal prep

It’s always best to follow the tech sheets for the primer and paint you are using. Advice from others may not be appropriate for your product, or may leave some details out.
by Adam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I CAN'T FIND PARTS
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: I CAN'T FIND PARTS

The good Kevlar linings have mostly been on backorder from the manufacturer since May, 2019.
by Adam
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How not to buy something in the classified ads
Replies: 27
Views: 2163

Re: How not to buy something in the classified ads

I think that forum and classified posts are just like “instruction sheets” to some people. People look at the pictures and maybe read a little of the text, but won’t read it all... Therefore they don’t follow the directions.
by Adam
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: UPDATE
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: I need some help concerning Sirenman aka Joe Dorgan

Mail him a certified letter.
by Adam
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Sounds like a broken choke lever spring...
by Adam
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTD TT truck tire
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: WTD TT truck tire

Yes Steve... I did logically assume “wanted to buy”, but I got to thinking that the D & B aren’t right next to each other on the keyboard, so I was wondering if he was maybe looking for some other info... Some people do type in abbreviations and assume most everyone understands.
by Adam
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTD TT truck tire
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: WTD TT truck tire

I googled “WTD” and it means “What To Do?”... What do you want to know?
by Adam
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Coils
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

Re: Ignition Coils

He said the car came with “an all in one box”. I’m thinking this is a “True Fire” or similar ignition system. He replaced that with regular coils, but didn’t mention doing anything with the timer or wiring... I think some of those “spurious” ignition systems include timer and/or wiring modifications...
by Adam
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring end gap
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Ring end gap

If its using a “gallon of oil to six gallons of gas”, and there are no major leaks, then you must have a hole in a piston!

Or your pistons are TOTALLY SHOT...

A quart of oil in 75 miles is highly excessive...
by Adam
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: oil can 1912
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Re: oil can 1912

$500 for a nice one?

(It’s in my personal collection but most things do have their price...)
by Adam
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ring end gap
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Ring end gap

Also be sure to check the fit of the rings in the piston grooves. If they have any perceptible up-and-down play, then that is very likely one source of your oil burning. If you can insert a .003” or larger feeler gauge above or below the ring, the piston should be replaced. I recently had an engine ...
by Adam
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For sale. Excellent wire wheel rear hub with new drum & lugs installed
Replies: 0
Views: 295

For sale. Excellent wire wheel rear hub with new drum & lugs installed

This is an excellent quality rear wire wheel hub. It is a very good used hub with a new McLaren drum and new lugs installed. The lugs are properly press-swedged with the proper tool. I tried the hub on a new axle shaft and it is a good fit. The taper isn’t worn. It is clean bare steel and hasn’t bee...
by Adam
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB reverse drum and gear
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: WTB reverse drum and gear

If the cracks are just a couple and from the rivet holes, extending towards the gear, they are generally of little concern. If cracks are between the webs, or on the circumference, then the drum should be replaced. I do have a good usable reverse drum that has been Magnafluxed that I could sell for ...
by Adam
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 20 coupe gas tank
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: 20 coupe gas tank

It’s likely to be the wrong tank AND in the wrong place. Most coupes had a square tank in the trunk.
However... According to Bruce’s book, At some point in late ‘20 some coupes did have oval tanks installed as an “experiment”. Your seat base doesn’t look right for an oval tank though.
by Adam
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spiral Tube Radiator.
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Spiral Tube Radiator.

I bet the aluminum tanks all corroded out in a couple years and there are none left!
by Adam
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does anyone have a paint code for Model A engine green?
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Does anyone have a paint code for Model A engine green?

I’m following up. According to my paint dealer, the DS127 is a gray-green and the DS135 is also gray-green “but just a hair” greener. I ordered the DS135 in a 2k single stage urethane & will post a photo & opinion next week.
by Adam
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you show the original of this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Can you show the original of this?

This sort of part likely came from a 3rd party manufacturer and therefore wasn’t made in the actual Ford factory, so there were probably several minor variations. These types of items were widely used “general hardware” items and were likely sourced from whoever had the best price and was reasonably...
by Adam
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Used magneto headlamp dimmer, $20
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Used magneto headlamp dimmer, $20

Yes, they mount in place of the ammeter and a metal plate covers the hole and hides the transformer.
by Adam
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: E&J pat 1908 black & brass side lamp for parts, $25
Replies: 0
Views: 204

E&J pat 1908 black & brass side lamp for parts, $25

Very nice quality brass top, maybe a couple other salvageable parts too. $25 plus shipping. Please email if interested. I may not see a post here or receive a pm.


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by Adam
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Used magneto headlamp dimmer, $20
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Used magneto headlamp dimmer, $20

$20 plus USPS small flat rate box postage. Email if interested. I might not see a post here or receive a pm.


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by Adam
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pair of Black & brass acetylene headlight shells with nice bonnets *sold*
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Pair of Black & brass acetylene headlight shells with nice bonnets *sold*

I’m doing some cleaning and found these. They have no markings on them, but the brass bonnets are excellent. They look similar to Corcorans or Victor 2’s. $60 for the pair plus shipping. Email if interested. I might not see a post here or receive a pm. 958B9C9D-5B9E-46BA-8CDD-6A5CBF15F47A.jpeg 33C02...
by Adam
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: ‘15-‘27 Brass side lamp door with lens for sale $50
Replies: 0
Views: 214

‘15-‘27 Brass side lamp door with lens for sale $50

This is brass plated steel and was probably done a long time ago. It looks very nice. The vendors get around $120 each. Looking for $50. Will ship inside the USA for $10. Please email. I might not see a post here or receive a pm. Thank you. ADCFC8D9-4D66-423A-B254-FD372420E5DC.jpeg 28B4F4FA-6404-4B5...
by Adam
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New member, can you identify this Hack?
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: New member, can you identify this Hack?

The hack is mostly plywood and not something too appropriate to the chassis it is on. If you like it, think you’ll have more fun in it than the touring, are not concerned with resale value or historical accuracy, then go for it. If the touring is in good shape physically and mechanically, and is a c...
by Adam
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 192
Views: 10116

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Maybe I need to clarify my post... I was saying that I doubt a $15 open source do-it-yourself electronic coil tester will hurt any existing products.
by Adam
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wrist pin bushing
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: wrist pin bushing

If you can’t find someone locally, I can do it for $20. Of course, there would be shipping each way to consider.