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by Humblej
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 Coupe Steering Column
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: 27 Coupe Steering Column

My 1926 coupe. Different looking bracket, same mounting.
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by Humblej
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: missing wheel lug, what kind, where source
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: missing wheel lug, what kind, where source

Just did that myself yesterday. There are no new lugs availabe as far as I know. Spare lugs come from junk rims, they are easy to remove and brase in.
by Humblej
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wheel rim plated
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: wheel rim plated

A couple of years ago I looked at the Ford rim drawings at the Benson Ford Research Center specificity to see the plating notes. Ford drawings included Ford rims, Goodyear rims, and the other vendor made rims. Some specified galvanize, some specified zinc plated. None specified cadmium plated. Less ...
by Humblej
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Could this end up to be a problem ????
Replies: 22
Views: 1060

Re: this end up to be a problem ????

I would expect that to happen after the rest of the tube has expanded beyond the tire size, not before, but of course once in a tire it is constrained. I would try it and see what happens.
by Humblej
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Reamer
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Spindle Reamer

I can help you out, pm me.
by Humblej
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Saw this on Youtube, Auction in Douglass, KS Feb. 12th.

That would have been a gold mine...45 years ago. The TT in the shed is about the only one that looks like it might have been somewhat protected as it still has paint on it. Sad.
by Humblej
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lockpicking old locks
Replies: 31
Views: 1305

Re: Lockpicking old locks

Jonah, I don't remember there being any springs.
by Humblej
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch
Replies: 31
Views: 935

Re: looking for suggestions on location of battery cut off switch

I suggest a 1/2" open end wrench in your tool box and forget about a switch. We dont have battery cut off switches on modern cars but they do have fuses, thats what I would recommend to anyone wanting to improve electrical safety to thier model T, add a fuse, ditch the cut off switch.
by Humblej
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Slight modification inside the trunk of a coupe

I just dont get it, it seems like an awful lot of trouble and unecessary modifications to accomodate an unlikely problem of putting gas in your tank on the side of the road without spilling it. In over 50 years of owning and driving a model T I have only run out of gas and had to add fuel to the tan...
by Humblej
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Western Electrical gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Western Electrical gauge

No, looks like a volt meter to me. A coil tester needs an amp meter with a scale of 0-2 amps.
by Humblej
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting with aluminum head
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Lifting with aluminum head

John, I will not lift an engine with a spark plug lifting eye. I use a chain, one end bolted the the water inlet bolt hole and the other end bolted to the rear manifold clamp stud hole using grade 8 bolts. Puts a side load on bolts rather than a tension load on your spark plug threads. Good center o...
by Humblej
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing

Caution, the timer gauge measuring distance from a bolt head is only usable for an actual Ford timer with an actual Ford roller. You can tell a Ford timer and roller from an aftermarket by the Ford script, or lack thereof.
by Humblej
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?

Use green antifreeze 50/50 mix with distilled water and throw away the water sol oil whatever that is. Avoid tap water as that has all the minerals that clogged up your radiator in the first place.
by Humblej
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1245

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

Of all the people that have added a cut-off switch to their Model T's, I would like to know how many have added them to their modern cars too.
by Humblej
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: 13T - Commuter Rod Travel Range and Its Impact on Timing

Darin, The fully retarded spark lever should correspond to spark at or just past TDC. 15 deg is way too much. To answer your question #1, there is no corresponding degrees of advance for a fully advanced spark lever, it is the limits of the arms and spark rod. If you have the fully retarded position...
by Humblej
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing a battery cut off switch
Replies: 32
Views: 1245

Re: Installing a battery cut off switch

I prefer the 1/2 inch wrench cut-off switch, low cost, always works, takes up no additional space. Always disconnect the ground side first, if the wrench slips and grounds out it will do nothing, but ground out the positive terminal and sparks will fly. Those cut-off switches are adding risk and an ...
by Humblej
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Craftsman 919.15624 Paint Sprayer for T Chassis?
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Craftsman 919.15624 Paint Sprayer for T Chassis?

Do not use red primer for a white color top coat, the red will bleed thru and your final color will be a shade of pink. Be sure the primer is compatible with your paint. An incompatible base paint will act like paint stripper.
by Humblej
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: What is this?

Yes, that is the bracket.
by Humblej
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering question
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Steering question

John, does it happen turning in both directions? When the steering is centered, where is the steering arm on the end of the steering column pointed?
by Humblej
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Did all ts have generators?

HCCT is a Hand Crank Coil Tester. The old ones were made with a model T flywheel, magnets, and coil ring. Many model t clubs have them or some members have them, one of the advantages of belonging to a local club. A HCCT is very big, heavy, and expensive, not the sort of thing the average T owner ha...
by Humblej
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Did all ts have generators?

Ok, you can start the engine on mag with the starter or by hand cranking, and you can start the engine on bat with the starter or hand cranking. Starting on mag requires advancing the spark lever about 1/2 inch, starting on bat requires fully retarded spark lever. When hand cranking on bat or mag, s...
by Humblej
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Did all ts have generators?

Jonah, to start your car on mag, you have to advance the spark lever about 1/2 inch, unlike starting on bat which must have the spark lever fully retarded.
by Humblej
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did all ts have generators? And other questions about coil testing.
Replies: 34
Views: 1099

Re: Did all ts have generators?

Jonah, you can start a non generator car on mag or an add-on battery.
by Humblej
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

Some good black and white pictures of coupe upholstery are in the Ford Service Bulletins available free on online at cimorelli model t library. December 1925, Vol. 6, No.12, Pg 73-80.
by Humblej
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sidelights 1924 Coupe?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Sidelights 1924 Coupe?

Side lamps are for non starter/generator equipped cars, all closed cars should have come with starters from the factory in 1924.
by Humblej
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Bumpers???
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: 1926-27 Bumpers???

Not the new repop ones, but original bumpers. All bumper mounting holes in the frame were pre drilled for the 26-27 improved cars at the factory. You need to put a side load on the brackets when installing the bumper bars. The Ford Service Bulletins provide step by step instructions with pictures, w...
by Humblej
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coupe top ribs
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: coupe top ribs

The headliner is fastened to each rib so it will follow the curvature of the rib. There should be a cloth strip sewn to the back side of the headliner that gets fastened to the side of the ribs. Apply contact cement to the side of the rib and the cloth strip and it will hold in place so your hands a...
by Humblej
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going
Replies: 15
Views: 2262

Re: I can't buy it but I'll help get it going

Saw the pictures you posted, that is not a $10,000 car, even if it runs and is drivable. Older amateur restoration, needs everything...
by Humblej
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

A counter sunk screw through the top of the bow into the wood side header.
by Humblej
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

Unknown, but it is unlikely coupes were still black by mid year 1926 or even early calender year 1926. Upholstery for a coupe made up to Aug/Sep 1926 should have seats and door panels that would be grey with a green pin stripe. For 1925 production of the 1926 model year it is anyones guess.
by Humblej
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

Grey upper and grey with green stripe seats and door panels for early-mid 1926 coupe painted channel green. Grey and grey with white stripe for late 1926 and all of 1927 when coupes were painted in several different color options.
by Humblej
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlight lense for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Re: headlight lense for sale

Probably a typo.
by Humblej
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1540

Re: Did Henry Ford ever own a Model T?

He regularly drove a 1919 model T coupe for about 10 years that was improved and updated even into the model A years. He kept a bottle of mineral water in the package tray behind the seat to drink from, he was a health nut. His wife drove a Detroit Electric. His coupe is in the Henry Ford Museum, wa...
by Humblej
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine installation in a TT truck
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Engine installation in a TT truck

More information from the Ford Service Bulletin, May 1925, vol 6, no 5, pg 22: Crankcase Arm Bolt on Trucks We have discontinued using the side bolt and block for the crankcase arms on the TT Truck. This allows the mounting of the engine to be somewhat more flexible and reduces the possibility of cr...
by Humblej
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine installation in a TT truck
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Engine installation in a TT truck

I checked my unrestored 1924 TT and the engine pan ears are mounted to the top of the frame with a wood block and side bolt like the car, but the top bolt has a spring, castle nut, and cotter pin, similar to the radiator mounting.
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by Humblej
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1364

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I have always liked the look of hasslers, and as a kid with accessory fever I wanted to add them to my T, but cost prohibited acquiring them. Years later with a degree in mechanical engineering and vehicle suspension experience, I can look at the Hassler shocks with a more Newtonian eye and am very ...
by Humblej
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Sediment Bulb
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Removing Sediment Bulb

I agree, use 2 wrenches, and this is one of those situations that the blue wrench should not be used.
by Humblej
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Coupe Upholstery
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

Re: 1926 Coupe Upholstery

top wood is left in place, top material goes on anytime after the headliner is installed.
by Humblej
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '23-5 top irons question
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: '23-5 top irons question

Optical illusion. When the top is folded down, the top irons all stack in a line, that will not happen if the irons and bows are not at the same angles. Since some irons go somewhat vertical and some go somewhat horizontal, the width of each iron must be pretty much constant and the same as all the ...
by Humblej
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T transmission rebuild?
Replies: 21
Views: 1483

Re: T transmission rebuild?

The oil for the trans is also the oil for the engine, so if you did run it dry and damaged the trans you may have similar damage to the engine, both will need to be rebuilt. I have torn model T engines apart and freshend them up by taking out bearing shims, honing cylinders, replacing rings and valv...
by Humblej
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: Removing a Starter question

Ford Service Manual dated 1926, par 953, Removing Starting Motor from Car, states to remove the bendix cover and bendix.
by Humblej
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: Removing a Starter question

The addition of a distributor is no indicator if the mag ring is there or not.
by Humblej
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing a Starter question
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: Removing a Starter question

If the mag ring has been removed, yes, if the mag ring is still there, no.
by Humblej
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Bumper Bracket OL for 26/27 Fordor?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Rear Bumper Bracket OL for 26/27 Fordor?

Sorry, you have the coupe/roadster bracket. The sedan/touring bracket is shorter. The dimension shown to the first hole should be 32" for the sedan, 36 3/8" for the coupe. Coupe/roadster is longer to clear the spare tire that is angled in vs. the sedan spare tire that is angled out. Dimensions came ...
by Humblej
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have to frequently adjust Ooogah horn to make it work.
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Have to frequently adjust Ooogah horn to make it work.

I agree with Jim, my limited experience with a fussy weak model A horn was electrical, not a mechanical fix.
by Humblej
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Rebuild rear axle for newbie who need help

Yes, there are mtfca videos you can buy, they were a great help when I did my rear axle.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup

I find the grease cups to be totally inadequate to get any reasonable amount of grease where it needs to go, particularly for the u joint and rear axles, and unscrewing the cap to do a repeated filling sucks the grease back out, I end up pumping in and sucking the same grease in and out of the cup. ...
by Humblej
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: One man top back 3 sockets
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: One man top back 3 sockets

Jonah, no, they are not really adaptable for 26-27. You can spot the 26-27 irons a mile away by the curve at the bottom. If you do not see the curve they are not the right ones. Also my experience at buying bits and pieces of top irons is a slow and expensive process that seldom turns out as good an...
by Humblej
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Long Grain fabric installation
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: Long Grain fabric installation

Long grain was not used during model T production, it is for model A as is the fold over "hidem" you have. Model T uses the short grain top material, hidem that opens in the middle, and rain gutters on the sides. Start with a layer of muslin, then a layer of cotton batting, then the top material. St...
by Humblej
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can i run low head with domed pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Can i run low head with domed pistons

Johnny, if you are asking if you can go from a later high head to an earlier low head you have some good responses already. The primary difference between a high head and a low head is the water jacket height, not really the combustion chamber height. If you are asking if you can go from a stock hea...
by Humblej
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1536

Re: Engine splash pans

I have had them on and off at different times over the years, but I do not remember if there was any noticable difference to the cabin comfort, it did save me from loosing tools and the oil filler cap on several occasions. I do not remember any negative side effects by using them.
by Humblej
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1145

Re: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!

Brent, would you be willing to find an automotive paint shop that can match the color and provide the paint code for your origional channel green color? Folks have been guessing model T colors for decades, it would be an invaluable resource to the hobby to have the definitive true and documented col...
by Humblej
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 2048

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

You ask what the model T capabilities are on a hill. That answer is based on what a properly working, properly operated model t can do. you are not getting good hill performance so you are considering improvements beyond the stock t configuration, a 10 tooth gear or a ruxtel should be considered IF ...
by Humblej
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 2048

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

You should have no problem climbing a steep hill fully loaded in first gear with stock engine, trans, and rear end.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coil points without a tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Adjusting coil points without a tester.

Do not attempt to adjust yourself without a coil tester and knowing what you are doing.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1145

Re: 1927 touring green?

Caution regarding the 15,000,000 model T touring. It came off the assembly line painted blue with silver lettering. It was overpainted in green during the 1950's, the current white lettering was applied recently.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 791

Re: Carburetor Problem

The float opens and closes the float valve to control the flow of gas to the bowl. When the level is high the float rises and pushes the float valve closed. When it is low the float drops with the fuel level in the bowl and opens the float valve allowing fuel to flow into the bowl. A stuck closed fl...
by Humblej
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Power draw
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Power draw

Works with lights off, not with lights on, its your battery and generator. Gen 3rd brush may need adjusting, but with lights on you will get a slight discharge anyway. A fully charged battery should run the coils and lights for a couple of hours, running during the day for a couple of hours should r...
by Humblej
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Width of running boards 1912
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Width of running boards 1912

Why has nobody gone out to the garage, measured the width of a pre 26-27 running board, and posted it here?!
by Humblej
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 touring green? Now with photos!
Replies: 28
Views: 1145

Re: 1927 touring green?

The encyclopedia lists blue or brown for touring and roadster, and commercial green for the roadster pickup as the official colors for 1927. If Ford painted some open cars with closed car colors late in production, then the green would be channel green or highland green. What colors those greens act...
by Humblej
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: What was the Model TT rear diff advantage?

Like Adam wrote, The TT rear axle mechanically reduces the speed of the wheels for the same engine rpm providing more "power" to the rear wheels. This is necessary to allow a model T engine and transmission to run and stop a truck loaded with one ton of payload. Top end with the early TT rear axles ...
by Humblej
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Width of running boards 1912
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Width of running boards 1912

Aren't all pre 26-27 runningboards the same width?
by Humblej
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian locking steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Guardian locking steering wheel

Most people want to know how to remove one, nothing but trouble, thas one of those accessories that make a better display item on a shelf than in a car. I have no worries about someone stealing my T, I leave the keys in it when I park, I figure most people would not know how to start it or drive it,...
by Humblej
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: muffler s - revisit...
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: muffler s - revisit...

The repro original style steel end mufflers and exhaust pipes are fine. I welded the steel ends to the outermost muffler tube to keep from having to reassemble them after a backfire. All gets held on by the manifold nut, exhaust pipe clamp at the front of the muffler, and one bolt on the muffler ear...
by Humblej
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe

Take off the bolts or screws for one of the hinges, they are located inside the rain gutter, and slide that corner of the trunk lid, hinge and all, out towards the back to disengage the other hinge, then the lid will come out. one hinge will come out with the trunk lid, the other hinge will remain b...
by Humblej
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Questions About Trunk Lid on 1927 Coupe

Not difficult, 2 people makes it easier to do.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T vs Nevada Heat
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Model T vs Nevada Heat

My T worked fine in south Texas in the summer with a stock set up, 75 rear old radiator, no water pump, no thermostat, no water wetter, just plain 50/50 antifreeze.
by Humblej
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926-27 Engine Color
Replies: 25
Views: 1385

Re: 1926-27 Engine Color

My preference is green cast iron and black stamped steel. Dont go unpainted, if you like the bare cast iron look there is a grey cast iron engine paint available at the usual auto parts stores.
by Humblej
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Are Moving
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: We Are Moving

Welcome to northern Michigan! Most people move south as they get older.
by Humblej
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

A good glass shop should be able to install the glass into the frame, they use a rubber like tape between the glass and frame. And best thing is if they crack the glass during installation they cut another at no charge to you. You crack the glass you buy another one. (been there, done that). Ford Se...
by Humblej
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1259

Re: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

You can lean out the fuel/air mixture to shut down the engine, that's how its done in airplanes, eliminates blown apart mufflers that way.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

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

Engine decked, new valves, sounds like there was a rebuild sometime. I would stop inspecting it at this point and put it back together and enjoy it before winter comes.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question

Nuts and bolts hold it, you need to get the header upholstery panel off to get to the nuts.
by Humblej
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: This thing hurts my arm!

The two bumpers that support the glass channel when the window is all the way down is what I would look at first. My 26 coupe windows have the top edge of the glass exposed when all the way down too, as it did with the original glass, channel, and regulator parts, but not an inch as yours does. I ag...
by Humblej
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 1156

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

Exhaust manifold heaters ducted to the floorboards were the most common.
by Humblej
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I tell if my engine has been rebuilt?
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

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

With the head off it would be easy to verify if the pistons and valves are newer or origional. New pistons are aluminium, you can check that with a magnet, if a magnet sticks to them they are the origional iron pistons. If the valves are the origional 2piece valves there will be two dimples on the t...
by Humblej
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When was my T made
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: When was my T made

Harold, book is "Model T Ford The Car That Changed The World" copyright 1994.
As I am understanding it, your engine was made in the River Rouge plant, Feb 24, 1926. Where that engine went for integration into a car is not indicated.
by Humblej
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When was my T made
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: When was my T made

According to Bruce's book, July 20,1925 at Highland Park, yours would be one the last of the '25 model year. Highland Park shut down on July 28th and the new improved 1926 model year production started on 3 August 1925. CORRECTION: I may have misread the manufacturing plant column in Bruce's book. Y...
by Humblej
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Question
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Front Spring Question

Checked in the Ford Price List of Parts book, August 5, 1928. 9 leaf front springs are for TT truck, 8 leaf front springs are for 26-27 car, 7 leaf front springs for 09-25 car.
by Humblej
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New cutout
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: New cutout

6 amps? You control the generator output by moving the third brush. Ford Service Manual covers this.
by Humblej
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ammeter question
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Ammeter question

Ammeter is on the battery circuit and is separate from magneto. If generator is putting out ammeter should show a pos. If you have no generator output and car is running on bat, and, or the lights are on and or the horn is blowing, the ammeter should show a neg. If the generator is putting out and y...
by Humblej
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wiring Harness Question
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Wiring Harness Question

12 gage wire, can't answer the generator question. You should add an in line fuse near the starter switch to your power wire. If you had enough power draw to melt the wire it would have blown the fuse, may or may not have protected your generator.
by Humblej
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Pre-'26 TT Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Pre-'26 TT Parts

PM has been sent.
by Humblej
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: Advice needed

The bushings are hat shaped so you cannot press them thru. One way is to cut the outside part of the bushing off, then press them thru. Another way is to screw a tap into the bushing and drive the bushing out from the back side with a punch against the tap. There are special tools but pricy and not ...
by Humblej
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1598

Re: Crank modification????

Jonah, no need to reposition the crank on the crankshaft, with the key off engage the crank and turn the crank to where you want it for starting, then start it from the new position.
by Humblej
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Question
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Headlight Question

As you suspect, a previous owner used tape to hold the gasket in place, tape does not belong. The headlight assembly is a nightmare to take apart AND reassemble. Many people resort to all kinds of things to get it back together with just 2 hands: colorful language, leaving the gasket out altogether,...
by Humblej
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: Photos of 1927 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets?

Bumper brackets will install on the car with the body on. Ford Service Bulletins cover installation. Coupe and roadster are the same bumpers.
by Humblej
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!
Replies: 19
Views: 1020

Re: 15 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT TO CHANGE BANDS FOR FIRST TIME!

Jonah, I did my bands for the first time at age 15. I dropped the washer down the oil pan. New cotton band lining will seem to be too long by about 1/4" to 3/8", they are not. Follow the steps in the Ford Service Manual and Ford Service Bulletins. Disconnect the battery, take the key out of the igni...
by Humblej
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: head bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: head bolts

Dennis, My bad experience has been stripping out the threads in the block with new vendor supplied head bolts. I agree, they do not seem to be long enough, if they are made to the original Ford bolt specs then it is not the fault of the vendors, but nevertheless, the bolts I used stripped out 3 hole...
by Humblej
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Removing Rust from Manifold
Replies: 9
Views: 824

Re: Removing Rust from Manifold

Yes phosphoric acid can damage cast iron. The damage is not immediate, but the longer you soak it the more noticeable it will be. It will soften the cast iron like paint remover softens paint, you will be able to scrape the outer surface off the part with a wire brush or your fingernail. Casting mar...
by Humblej
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shorten steering shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: shorten steering shaft

You are playing with fire. You got burned because a prior owner had modified the steering shaft, and now you are contemplating doing it again yourself. The correct repair would be to replace the entire steering column with a stock Ford set up. Complete restorable steering columns are plentiful and a...