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by Humblej
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coupe Windshield Question
Replies: 20
Views: 352

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: 16
Views: 804

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: 848

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: 20
Views: 352

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: 949

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: 18
Views: 580

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: 848

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: 467

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: 467

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: 332

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: 302

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: 307

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: 124

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: 261

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: 727

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: 1310

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: 424

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: 509

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: 787

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: 763

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: 642

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: 324

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...
by Humblej
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What headlights for a Canadian 23 touring. Anyone have a set for sale?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: What headlights for a Canadian 23 touring. Anyone have a set for sale?

Yes, the US 1923 headlamps are different than the US 1926-27 headlamps.
by Humblej
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: No Reverse after transport
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: No Reverse after transport

Could it be the floor board shifted during transport and blocked the reverse pedal from full travel?
by Humblej
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone Attend the Auction In Stanwood Michigan Saturday?
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Anyone Attend the Auction In Stanwood Michigan Saturday?

Big auction of model A's, a 26-27 model T touring, a 1940 Packard coupe, and other cars...all in different levels of disrepair, and tons of model A&T parts in Stanwood Michigan on Saturday. I was planning on attending but didn't make it. There was nothing in the photos that I was interested in buyin...
by Humblej
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Complete frame/running gear
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Complete frame/running gear

A complete drivable chassis should be worth $2,000. If it has wire wheels it is worth more. Matching s/n and a clear title is a nice bonus but does not make it worth more.
by Humblej
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?
Replies: 39
Views: 3629

Re: Can we solve a 75-year old mystery?

Early 1926 touring with 30x3 1/2 demountable wheels, no headlight bar, and the steering wheel is on upside down.
by Humblej
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: Old Photo. I'm trying to date this tornado-damaged Model T

It looks to me like the 2 piece dash has the brass trim that wraps around the wood, so I am thinking 1911.
by Humblej
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aughhh...nuts
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: aughhh...nuts

Nice to see them back in use again. I do like the look of long bar rear bumpers. Wish they had fit my coupe.
by Humblej
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???
Replies: 40
Views: 1038

Re: Is this radiator junk? 300 for a radiator???

No, it will not work on a model t. No, it is not worth the savings to try to adapt it to a model t, or to adapt the model t to make it work.
by Humblej
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubbing noise???
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: Rubbing noise???

Larry, you wrote that you need to turn left to release it, and it kind of binds... Are you talking the steering, or the noise? If that is a description of the steering you have a dangerous situation.
by Humblej
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Ford Coupe Wooden Top
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: 1927 Ford Coupe Wooden Top

Depends on how much damage and where it is. Since you are talking breaks and rot it sounds like a new top wood kit, top, and headliner are in your future. Top wood goes on first, then headliner working primarily from the outside, then the top.
by Humblej
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Guardian Angel Found the issue!
Replies: 30
Views: 1094

Re: Guardian Angel Found the issue!

Looks like a copper tube to me too. Yikes! Wounder what else is lurking out of sight.
by Humblej
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help--How to Clean Radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Need help--How to Clean Radiator

Take it to a radiator repair shop, they can clean it, test for leaks, and repair as needed.
by Humblej
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Handbrake cross shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 825

Re: Handbrake cross shaft

Yes, liquid wrench or a blue wrench to disolve the rust.
by Humblej
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top Wrinkles
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Top Wrinkles

Wrinkles will come out during installation.
by Humblej
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Muffler Problem

Yup, that's what they do, and probably what they did back in the day. They are made to be taken apart and so are not welded. I eventually welded mine up only because it blew apart during a backfire.
by Humblej
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Shim Removal

Take the caps off one at a time and use timesaver grit to set the clearence. No measuring, no plastigage, no scraping, no tight bearings.
by Humblej
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody From Va, Licenceing Question
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Anybody From Va, Licenceing Question

I had my 1926 coupe registered in Virgina a few years back. I had 1926 YOM Virginia plates on front and rear. Personally I like the look of front plates on the improved car.
by Humblej
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: aughhh...nuts
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: aughhh...nuts

Scott, I do not remember those being square nuts, I think they were fine thread hex nuts I took off. Please post pictures when you are done.
by Humblej
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: shipping
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: shipping

I got a fastenal shipping quote last week, they must still be doing it for indiana to michigan anyway.
by Humblej
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Electronic version of a 1927 parts book
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Wanted Electronic version of a 1927 parts book

I just checked and the cimorelli website is up and running
by Humblej
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: re-holstering 1926 touring
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: re-holstering 1926 touring

Jonah, there is a lot involved in doing a good top and upholstery, one of the variables is experience. Someone who does not have patterns does not have any experience with model T upholstery, I would stay away from them. Find someone who has done lots of model T's and has pictures and or satisfied c...
by Humblej
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: Spare tire carriers

Bob, that is a 1926-27 factory installed spare tire carrier for a touring or sedan. The spare tire carriers for coupe and roadster mounted directly to the body.
by Humblej
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Testing a horn
Replies: 28
Views: 1220

Re: Testing a horn

No wire needed, just connect a 6 volt battery charger directly to the horn. Attach the ground/black connection directly to the horn body or bracket, and touch the pos/red connection to the horn terminal.

14 gage would be the proper horn wire size.
by Humblej
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

I like the way Steves hot dip rims look. Did you have to sand blast and clean them up first, or did the galvanizers do that as part of the process?
by Humblej
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe

I do not know any other way than sand blasting to really clean the metal. If you are doing a frame off full restoration, sandblasting is the obvious choice. But if your body is still on the car with upholstery, glass, engine, etc., forget sandblasting, it will make a mess and sand will get in everyw...
by Humblej
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

Where are people sending or taking their rims to get hot dip galvanized in Michigan? I had my 21 inch split rims zinc electroplated 50 years ago, do not remember where, still look good, but now I need some TT split rims done.
by Humblej
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Gas Tank in 1927 Coupe

I would expect to find rust, loose rust, and clumps of dirt. Take off the tank outlet and flush the tank out. If there is a lot of crud take the tank out for a proper cleaning and possible coating. A dirty tank will leave you stranded on the side of the road again and again.
by Humblej
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any deals out there on new tires?
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Any deals out there on new tires?

Need some new 440/450-21 tires, looking at the usual vendors sites and I am not finding any deals, anyone know of tire sales and/or free shipping out there?
by Humblej
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Screw thread size
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Screw thread size

Caution, you will not find those #14-24 bendix screws at the hardware store, and something close will not work.
by Humblej
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: replacing touring top
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: replacing touring top

Yes George, you should be able to install a touring top yourself.
by Humblej
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone ever vulcanize an inner tube with gas
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Anyone ever vulcanize an inner tube with gas

Do not light a puddle of gasoline!
by Humblej
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

Remove the body to frame bolts, and the steering column and hand brake so you do not have to lift the body over them, remove rear fenders and running boards so you can get in closer, remove the doors and anything else to lighten it, and four people can lift and move it.
by Humblej
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Canada & Australia's 1927 Colours.
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Ford Canada & Australia's 1927 Colours.

That second article about an auto show in Oct 1927 is most likely about the new Ford Model A.
by Humblej
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

Why not buy the correct part?
by Humblej
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

That does not look right to me. The 26-27 coupe door is the same as the 28-29 model A pickup door. My experience is the model A door parts are correct and better quality than what most of the model T vendors sell.
by Humblej
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rivets
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Rivets

No, they are all over, too many to count. Pick a system or an assembly and there are rivets. The steering column, steering wheel, ignition switch, the frame, rear axle housing, driveshaft, top irons, floor boards, generator, headlight buckets, horn, the list goes on and on.
by Humblej
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '27 Wire wheel stud repair
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: '27 Wire wheel stud repair

I would consider brazing the stud head to the hub. I would take the hub off the axle, attach wheel to hub with all studs and lug nuts to make sure it is all lined up, then braze.
by Humblej
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear tire removal
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Rear tire removal

Jace, not clear if you are wanting to remove the rear wheels from the axle or the rear tires from the wheels. Either case you will need special tools. To remove the rear wheel from the axle you need a Ford Model T rear wheel puller that screws onto the hub cap threads, or a wheel knocker that screws...
by Humblej
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Re: Will changing electrical system to 12v devalue the car?

Keep it 6v, to me a 12v alternator looks out of place in a stock T.
by Humblej
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: Steering gear case play

Larger rivets.
by Humblej
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Lock
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Door Lock

Never could get mine out either.
by Humblej
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 27
Views: 2763

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

As Henry stated, leave it in the cooling system for a few days. A few weeks is even better. It is to dissolve build up of minerals and rust, takes time to do that.
by Humblej
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do you Downshift?
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: How do you Downshift?

When you slow down to about 10mph or less, mash down on the clutch pedal, at the same time advancing throttle and spark, just as you would starting from a stop.
by Humblej
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Info on 27 Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Info on 27 Roadster

The mtfca encyclopedia will give you build date for a s/n, beyond that you are out of luck.
by Humblej
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Starting Observation
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: A Starting Observation

I would suggest not moving the spark to get it to buzz though. It gets a free start or it doesn't, I wouldn't move the spark to force it, or someday, when the free start didn't happen and the spark was advanced, and you go to crank it...ouch.
by Humblej
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Electric Fuel Shutoff Valve Installation Question

I agree with Allen, best fool proof solution is to remove the electric fuel shut-off valve.
Some people that do not want to crawl under the car to turn on or off the fuel valve add a second valve at the carb, not me, but some people.
by Humblej
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this safe to run?
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Re: Is this safe to run?

Larry, while you are in there you should re-route your timer wiring harness up to the water outlet and back. Use an adell clamp at the water outlet bolt to hold it just like Henry did.
by Humblej
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this safe to run?
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Re: Is this safe to run?

No, run without a fan until you can find a replacement, they are plentiful and cheap. Unless you are in a parade or stuck in a traffic jam, you do not really need a fan.
by Humblej
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator stop leak
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

Re: Radiator stop leak

Never had good results from stop leak in any car. I have always had good results from a real radiator repair shop, yes they are still around.
by Humblej
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

Inner bearing does not get packed in grease, it runs in oil. You can use assembly lube particularly if you are not going to fill the pumpkin or run it any time soon.
by Humblej
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand

A conventional engine stand that rotates is best. It will permit working on the top, the bottom, and turning it on its nose to set the mag ring gap.
by Humblej
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: A part found- what is it?

Looks like a tractor badge minus the chrome plating.
by Humblej
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Timing

You have to check the timing when you put on a different timer or flapper/roller.
by Humblej
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cowl id
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Cowl id

The firewall has the opening for the fuel shut off valve and the two tank strap holes, so 26-27 coupe or tudor. Yes, the coupe and tudors had a gas door that would prop open for ventilation.
by Humblej
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is easier to repair: A or T?
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

Re: Which is easier to repair: A or T?

Model a is more conventional and therefore easier to work on with modern thinking and experience. Model t coils, trans, and rear axle are all greek to most mechanics.
That being said, I prefer the model t.
by Humblej
Sun May 31, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Puffing Exhaust - Next Step - Now Diagnosis Help Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1599

Re: Puffing Exhaust - Next Step - Now Diagnosis Help Needed

I suspect you have several problems going on here at the same time. To check the coil health, swap coils 3 and 4 and see if the problem with #3 cylinder moves to #4 cylinder, that would indicate a problem with the coil. I agree valves could also be problem.
by Humblej
Sun May 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior panel metal clips - 26 Tudor door & side panel
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Interior panel metal clips - 26 Tudor door & side panel

No lube, make sure they are lined up with the hole in the door and wack the panel with a rubber mallet directly on the clip. Your bent clip is what they look like when both ends are not lined up with the hole, one end went in and the other missed and got bent.
by Humblej
Sun May 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to identify high speed rear in TT
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: How to identify high speed rear in TT

Jack up one wheel, crank the engine over by hand and count the revolutions of the engine and the wheel.
by Humblej
Fri May 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Id
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Bolt Id

Demountable rim bolt
by Humblej
Mon May 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood wheel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Wood wheel Question

Good idea? No.
by Humblej
Mon May 18, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 T Coupe Windsield Hinge Rubber
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: 1927 T Coupe Windsield Hinge Rubber

Yup, it goes on sides and bottom only. Hard to see from your picture, but am not sure you have the right seal for a closed car windshield.
by Humblej
Sat May 16, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor

The clips I use are spring clips that slip into a 1/4" or so hole in the cardboard backing of the door panel. The head of the clip is low profile and with the door padding you can not tell its there. The clip can be installed or removed from the cardboard without having to pull back the upholstery m...
by Humblej
Fri May 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Deck Lid
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: 1927 Deck Lid

Not hard to do but a bit tricky to reach by yourself. Remove the seat back and bottom cushion and put yourself halfway into the trunk to reach from there, while a second person holds the deck lid from the back of the car. As a teenager I did it myself from inside the trunk, but I wouldn't do it like...
by Humblej
Wed May 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1507

Re: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?

Did you try contacting livingood directly? Been awhile since this has come up, but I was under the impression he was still making them. I had looked into it a few years ago but new ones were out of my budget.
by Humblej
Wed May 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor

I hate the metal socket and one way ratchet nails. Use the model A and after spring clips without the metal sockets. Panels with spring clips can be removed and installed over and over again. The socket and nails are a one time use.
by Humblej
Tue May 12, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint for hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Paint for hood.

Some US brands and products we use may not be available in the UK.
by Humblej
Thu May 07, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??
Replies: 16
Views: 1590

Re: Copper Head Gasket Re-Use??

I would use them. When I install a head, I torque the head bolts once, and then retorque after it has run, so to me, they have not had their final torque applied, and are reusable. If in doubt, a light sandblast dusting to roughen up the surface, and a coating of copper gasket spray should do the tr...
by Humblej
Wed May 06, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floor sealer help
Replies: 19
Views: 1463

Re: Floor sealer help

Brian, Looks like you custom made your floorboards, and I notice your pedal openings are non standard. All Ford floor boards had the reverse cut out the same as the other pedal cut outs. Also, the pedals move sideways as they move forward, make sure there is adequate side clearance so the pedals do ...
by Humblej
Sun May 03, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Solid Tires and Wooden Fellow
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: TT Solid Tires and Wooden Fellow

Sounds like a good plan if you have a horse drawn wagon or buggy.
by Humblej
Sat May 02, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rock Maple spokes and fellows
Replies: 17
Views: 1742

Re: Rock Maple spokes and fellows

No. Do not reinvent the wheel.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service Manual Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: Service Manual Trivia

Not that I could find Mark.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service Manual Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: Service Manual Trivia

My 1925 manual has XLII, servicing the improved car. My 1926 has XLII, battery care. Servicing the improved car is XXXI in the 1926 version.

The modern paperback repro manual is the same as my hard cover 1925 manual. The 4 extra pages in the 1926 version may not be so simple to account for.
by Humblej
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Service Manual Trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Service Manual Trivia

I have an original hard copy Ford Service Manual dated 1925 and just acquired one dated 1926. The 1926 version has 4 more pages than the 1925 version. Both versions otherwise look identical, anyone know what the extra 4 pages of material is?
by Humblej
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 2421

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

David, I am sorry to see your hesitation to buying this car. If you follow the mtfca forum very long you will discover that 20 people will have 20 different opinions on any given topic, well, until now. There is not a single opinion here that this car is a questionable deal or is over priced. For so...
by Humblej
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Stevens tool for the collection
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: Another Stevens tool for the collection

I have the same set with the inserts, I agree, it is not a very useful tool.