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by RajoRacer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

Wishful thinking is that is was drained 60 years ago and you won't find a tank full of CRAP ! '26-'27 tanks are not reproduced but there is an outfit in Texas, I believe that will "restore" it if it's really bad.
by RajoRacer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: What Pipe Size Are These Threads?

Threads are 3/8 - 24.
by RajoRacer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26 - 27 lowered spindles for speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: 26 - 27 lowered spindles for speedster

Sent you a pm Gary - do you the arms also ?
by RajoRacer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Eating transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Band Eating transmission

Barry - do you have a copy of the Ford "Bible" ? It has a chapter specific to adjusting the clutch, bands & about everything else you might want to know about your T !
by RajoRacer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26 - 27 lowered spindles for speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: 26 - 27 lowered spindles for speedster

I'll get a pair out - I'll be back !
by RajoRacer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Early Z Aluminum Head. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: FS Early Z Aluminum Head. SOLD

Thanks for the information !
by RajoRacer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Early Z Aluminum Head. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: FS Early Z Aluminum Head

Hank - "early" as in low ???? If it's a low head, I'm your man !
by RajoRacer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26 - 27 lowered spindles for speedster
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: 26 - 27 lowered spindles for speedster

I probably have an extra set, if needed.
by RajoRacer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: ***1909-1910 Drive Shaft Assembly***

Only one gasket - #2580 goes between the ball cap & trans. cover.
by RajoRacer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Early Water Outlet
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Early Water Outlet

I have a new brass reproduction - must be 25-30 years old.
by RajoRacer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit

I have found that with new axles, sleeves and really nice used bearings are a bit tight ! I usually measure my bearings to have a few thousands wear to slide in nicely with the new Lang's B.Q. sleeves.
by RajoRacer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB - Bridge Washers "Old Style" for Metal Stems
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: WTB - Bridge Washers "Old Style" for Metal Stems

There are 2 different sizes Ron - I have some of the larger size - you'll need to measure your new stems.
by RajoRacer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo Solid rubber tires
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Old photo Solid rubber tires

I believe Firestone demountables utilized 5 lugs.
by RajoRacer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: transmission bands

My experience has been that wooden linings are best installed with the trans. cover removed.
by RajoRacer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Eyelets for top of support rods to windshield for an ‘11 Torpedo - Acquired
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: WTB Eyelets for top of support rods to windshield for an ‘11 Torpedo

Thanks for assisting in identifying them for me, Walter - the shop that they came out of also had a '10 Runabout.
by RajoRacer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB Eyelets for top of support rods to windshield for an ‘11 Torpedo - Acquired
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: WTB Eyelets for top of support rods to windshield for an ‘11 Torpedo

I believe these might be for the Torpedo - I didn't measure the eye bolt hole but the shank o.d. is .5005. Drop me a note through if interested.
by RajoRacer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: A brand new 26

They appear to be Hayes.
by RajoRacer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Head Gasket Failures

Did you re-torque after several heat & cooling cycles & were you informed to do that by your builder ???
by RajoRacer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted 15/16 windshield hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: wanted 15/16 windshield hinges

I sent you a pm - check your mail !
by RajoRacer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Head Gasket Failures

When I was regularly building engines (until a couple years ago) or doing engine servicing, I would use copper coat on the copper head gaskets and go through a minimum of 3 to 4 heat & cooling cycles - re-torquing usually the next morning COLD - 30 + years and yet to have a reported failure.
by RajoRacer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Jr Moto Meter
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Jr Moto Meter

Thanks John - I sent you an email.
by RajoRacer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Band Eating transmission
Replies: 26
Views: 984

Re: Band Eating transmission

My machinist buddy polishes my used drums on his crankshaft polisher - baby-butt smooth !
by RajoRacer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Here
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: New Here

Cut-off Touring limits what else you can do with that configuration - if'n it was the Runabout body, at least you could interchange between the turtle deck and a factory steel box - price seems fair, though !
by RajoRacer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Jr Moto Meter
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Jr Moto Meter

Put my name on it, John !
by RajoRacer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: wanted 15/16 windshield hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: wanted 15/16 windshield hinges

I believe I have a set - I'll be back !
by RajoRacer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tiger Timer for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Tiger Timer for sale.

The "original" Tiger had a maroon insulator ring- some older & modern repros have an orange one.
by RajoRacer
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 1240

Re: Hot No Start

Did you add on an additional ground wire from the distributor body to the timing cover ?
by RajoRacer
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of grease and how much.
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: What type of grease and how much.

I've always "dabbed" Vaseline on my Anderson - at the pivot & on the contacts - never worked correctly "filled" as some folks do.
by RajoRacer
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cool old TT with a neat story....
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Cool old TT with a neat story....

That is a stock oval tank - what you are referring to as the filler being moved to the end was actually where the original sediment bulb would have been - you're looking at the bottom.
by RajoRacer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear inner brake band help
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: Rear inner brake band help

I believe you are headed down the correct course of action - then you will know what you have !

FYI - for those not familiar with "The Improved Car" - take notice of the definite "swoop" in the front axle !
by RajoRacer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 19-25 switch wire harness info.
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: 19-25 switch wire harness info.

Was the "switch plate back" a repro ? They use smaller then stock Ford screws.
by RajoRacer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this light bracket for?
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: What is this light bracket for?

Actually - it's a '15 - the 1916 brackets were riveted together.
by RajoRacer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild engine and transmission
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Re: Rebuild engine and transmission

Did John take over Herm's Babbitt business ?
by RajoRacer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to split Stevens inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: How to split Stevens inserts

I thank you for the explanation - my Racer has the Gates taper-lock pulleys.
by RajoRacer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to split Stevens inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: How to split Stevens inserts

Dan - why do you suggest "splitting" your tapered bushings ?
by RajoRacer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag post short.
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Mag post short.

Yep, that will surely do that !
by RajoRacer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Type of oil for Tiger Timer.

I believe one used the oil in your oil can - 30 wt.
by RajoRacer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NOVICE QUESTION
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: NOVICE QUESTION

I run a SRBD on my RAJO BB and with the humidity here on the coast, I had to run a "heat" pipe into the throat of mine. The SR's seem to be a bit finicky anyway !
by RajoRacer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quadrant rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Quadrant rivets

You are assuming his column is out of the car !
by RajoRacer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quadrant rivets
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Quadrant rivets

Most likely a bigger hammer and a real good steel drift - I've always taken the tops off - easier to pound down !
by RajoRacer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spare tire holder - SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Spare tire holder

I'd be interested in the mount - don't need the "Y".
by RajoRacer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Early 1924 Touring Car 30x3.5 Spare Rim Holder
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Wanted - Early 1924 Touring Car 30x3.5 Spare Rim Holder

I might have a disassemble one - I'll check.
by RajoRacer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Rear Spring Clamps
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: TT Rear Spring Clamps

No, they're quite a bit larger.
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: Is it a T?

I changed the bands out in a Mercury body T w/no door - good thing I was 25 years younger - couldn't do that now !
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Runabout Windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: 1915 Runabout Windshield

I only have a riveted driver's side mount - I believe Hank Lee had a matched set a couple weeks ago available.
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Runabout Windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: 1915 Runabout Windshield

Figured you'd a "eye spyed" that, Keith !
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Runabout Windshield
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: 1915 Runabout Windshield

Those appear to be the correct "equal" length hinges - your w.s. frame mounts are incorrect - I might have a pair or Hank might.
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Front plates
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Front plates

Like this ? It might be earlier ?
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What does it fit?
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: What does it fit?

Non-starter Ford "O".
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Under bed spare tire carrier
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: Under bed spare tire carrier

This is the "side" mount on my Gramps' Express bed TT he bought new in Seattle - I've never seen another and it was made specific for the Express box - the body of the carrier matches the beading in the box sides ! It's only for a 32 x 4.5. - my Gramps had the front wheels & tires exchanged for "bal...
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Upholstery Armrest Endcaps
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: WTB: Upholstery Armrest Endcaps

I have 2 original, 2 repros & 1 better repro - drop me a note through here & I'll send you a photo.
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Upholstery Armrest Endcaps
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: WTB: Upholstery Armrest Endcaps

I'll check for you, Don.
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Do you know this 1927 Speedster?

Have you verified that the distributor ROTOR is turning ?
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticking valves?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Sticking valves?

How "new" of a rebuild is it ? I'd attempt to squirt a small amount of motor oil in the low reading cylinder and check it again to verify the reading.
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticking valves?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: Sticking valves?

Richard - for a proper compression test, remove all 4 spark plugs with the throttle wide open & crank away
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Model T Turtle Deck
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: FS Model T Turtle Deck

Too bad Charles - I just sent mine NOS/early take-off to Texas last week - it was posted a month ago & Fastenal won't ship to mid-west or east coast for the time being !
by RajoRacer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Riot Control
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: T Riot Control

Take notice of the front axle - that is a great example of the '26 - '27 "drooping" axle & correct spindles !
by RajoRacer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We need Model T Facemasks
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: We need Model T Facemasks

A couple months back, one of the guys' wife on here was making Model T masks - my friend's wife in B.C. made a pair for my wife & I.
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Evans Coolant
Replies: 26
Views: 1433

Re: Evans Coolant

And - "pump" is a misnomer as the T isn't pressurized thus all those bolt-on gizmos are indeed "water circulators" !
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why do I keep wearing tires out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1241

Re: Why do I keep wearing tires out?

I'm in Jack's "camp" on this one - I made this simple alignment gauge - tells you in a glance which end is going where !
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas gauge accessory for sale.
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Gas gauge accessory for sale.

Nice job, Tim !
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

I use a 20 ton and a cage.
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removeable ear on transmission bands
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Removeable ear on transmission bands

Detachable band ears should always be on the pedal (driver's) side.
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Borderline T flywheel
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Borderline T flywheel

Pretty sure those are '14 only magnet clamps.
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 4675

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

No worries, Matt - early on in my "learning" years, I used safety wire on my own engine work and found wire pieces during an oil change & trans. screen cleaning - Yep, want to guess where it came from ?
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

The grease cup pointing down IS the d.s. bushing greaser albeit a large one - can't see the u.j. grease cup.
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan Hub Wobble
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Fan Hub Wobble

Yes, there should be a flange on both bushings. The whole in the shaft is for lubrication BUT originally, that hub would have had a plug in it where one would have pumped in 600 wt. oil - I'm assuming there is now a zerk fitting there.
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 2772

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

The "small" bolt on your Kingston SHOULD be a drain petcock - the large nut holds the bowl on.
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 4675

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

If you're in doubt Matt, look in the Ford "Bible" for installing a cotter pin in the wrist pin bolt.
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 4675

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

I reviewed the piston photo - one leg of the pin SHOULD be pointed down along the rod !
by RajoRacer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw
Replies: 46
Views: 4675

Re: Winter is coming, time to cut wood. Model T buzz saw

I would re-install the cotter pins into the wrist pin clamps just like they were - I've witnessed "wire" fail in that position.
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle update
Replies: 18
Views: 1460

Re: Rear axle update

Depends on how you intend to drive it - personally, I run good used Hyatt/Ford roller bearings although I've been in the business/hobby for over 40 years, I've been fortunate enough to have access to good used parts. If you intend on occasional driving about, the repro roller bearings will suffice -...
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: documents storage ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: documents storage ideas

I use the coilbox on my distributor equipped T's.
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sold 1913 Model T Roadster
Replies: 11
Views: 2610

Re: 1913 Model T Roadster

It's a 1913 body for certain.
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stewart Speedometer Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Stewart Speedometer Gear

FYI - that fits a 21" wheel.
by RajoRacer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please critique my 1916 Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Please critique my 1916 Touring

The speedometer drive is "whonky" - it should be loosened up at the pinch point & rotated so the cable attachment point is pointing towards the rear of the car.
by RajoRacer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please critique my 1916 Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Please critique my 1916 Touring

That T presents itself very well !

One item I see is the generator brush cover - the gap where the retaining screw & nut is what should be straddling the cutout post - someone seems to have done a little handy grinding of the band for clearance !
by RajoRacer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Radiator Installation Tips And Tricks?

I've found the easiest way, for me anyway, is to install the top hose (largest & longest) onto the cylinder head outlet with a finger swipe of clean oil or chassis grease on both parts, drop 2 modern S.S. hose clamps onto the top hose then position radiator aligning the previously installed top hose...
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1207

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

No, unfortunately they were long gone before I inherited the old girl !
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

Susanne - I have several original gas gauges in cars and I've replace the original cork floats with the Model A gas gauge modern material float - they work perfect BUT I only run "clear" gas in my T's !
by RajoRacer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rare TT Truck factory body?
Replies: 26
Views: 1207

Re: Rare TT Truck factory body?

I read in a Ford Truck publication that only 33,000 of that box mounted on factory trucks were built - I have one that my Gramps' bought new in Seattle in early 1924 ! My Gramps removed the screens to add sideboards as he used it for hauling bulk.
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch finger screws
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Clutch finger screws

Thanks Joe - you're a lot closer than I am !
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Child Car Seats, Lets hear how you've installed

Funny Kevin !!!

I like Rich's idea regarding a 1/2 seat cushion to lower the child's seat - I installed a lap belt in the center of the rear seat in the '14 Touring so our 5 y.o grand daughter can see out between me & Nana.
by RajoRacer
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch finger screws
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Clutch finger screws

Simplest procedure is to make a go/no-go gauge from sheet metal that is 13/16" across and begin with that measurement near all three finger positions between the back of the throw-out collar to the driven plate - adjust each adjustment screw to provide equal distance & the clutch spring is compresse...
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2047

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

Good point, Jim !
by RajoRacer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing hogs head
Replies: 15
Views: 1173

Re: Removing hogs head

Agreed - as we get a bit older, it's easier on the "old bod" to just remove the engine and you get a much better job at sealing up the trans. cover !
by RajoRacer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t remove roller bearing from driveshaft spool
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Re: Can’t remove roller bearing from driveshaft spool

That's the "thrust" bearing down there - use a block of wood & press it out.
by RajoRacer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

Yours appears to be leaning too much rearward.
by RajoRacer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 1418

Re: OT but can apply to Model T - turn signal wiring mystery

I just wired up a stock Model A - 6 volt, positive ground with a Signal Stat 900 w/pilot light. I installed all LED lamps with the both rears having a inline resistors - all worked good AFTER I removed the switch & ground the thick paint off the column, including the pilot lamp. I used the flasher t...
by RajoRacer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Mounting Rear Spare Carrier

I believe open & closed cars used different length support arms to position the spare correctly - I'll go dig out my parts books.
by RajoRacer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tapered Leaf Front Spring - What's Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Tapered Leaf Front Spring - What's Missing?

I would have to say yes - most likely the short top one. The spring clips for that spring are tough to locate - later clips seem to be too long ?
by RajoRacer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Thanks for the explanation, Jason !
by RajoRacer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB: Cowl Lights and Mounts
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: WTB: Cowl Lights and Mounts

I have a set of original brackets - drop me a note through here. I'll get a photo.
by RajoRacer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

I also have a 3 speed Warford with the Ruckstell.
by RajoRacer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 4488

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

Original Ruckstell hand shifters were reversed on the TT chassis - the shift rod didn't cross over the torque tube.
by RajoRacer
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare Tire Carrier Question
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Spare Tire Carrier Question

Thanks for the explanation !