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by Humblej
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Well Nancy, all I can say is once you use one you will never go back to coat hangers and pliers.
by Humblej
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old tool for the workshop collection
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: New old tool for the workshop collection

Tool to hold and turn the u joint to mate the engine to driveshaft. Everyone needs one.
by Humblej
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing new tires on rusty rims.
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Installing new tires on rusty rims.

Remove the rust first.
by Humblej
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange tire question
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Strange tire question

Take the tire off and remount it with the whitewall to the back side of the wheel. Black tire dressing over the white should hide it ok on the back.
by Humblej
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bear Front End Alignment Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Bear Front End Alignment Tool

Could someone with a Bear or similar alignment tool please describe how to use it, specifically, how does the alignment tool stay on the wheels for measuring. Looking at pictures I cannot see how it can be done by one person without falling off the wheels. Some look like they have ends that might wr...
by Humblej
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Tudor tail light question
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: 26 Tudor tail light question

26-27 tail light is mounted on the left rear fender for all body styles except roadster pickup. Optional accessory large drum brake light/tail light, or the standard small jelly jar tail light. Both had their own combination backing plate and license plate bracket. Both used the same rear fender mou...
by Humblej
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 license plate clamps
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: 26-27 license plate clamps

Anyone have an original they can post a picture of?
by Humblej
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hood Retainer Clip Question
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Hood Retainer Clip Question

Jim, your hood is misshapen, or your hood is out of alignment with the radiator shell, or both.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Water pump

Remove it and throw it away.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Water pump

Remove it and throw it away.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

I would not assume it is body color.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '26 Coupe Package Tray
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: '26 Coupe Package Tray

Jim, although the upper side is covered with upholstery, the underside is painted and the curved part is visible when the deck lid is up. Dont skimp on bodywork and paint prep there.
by Humblej
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Interesting picture from 1912

Surprised there is a spare tire at all.
by Humblej
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting picture from 1912
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Interesting picture from 1912

Anyone else surprised by the spare tires?
by Humblej
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White oak bed
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: White oak bed

It should take paint fine. Start with a good primer.
by Humblej
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: camshaft gear wear
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: camshaft gear wear

Those gears will get noisy when they wear, will eventually knock like a bad connecting rod. I see new gears in your future.
by Humblej
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T coupe trunk lid
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: 1927 Model T coupe trunk lid

There is a hinge that bolts on to the top side edge of the deck lid on each end. You have to take one of them off, either side will do. The hinge is a plate with a protruding pin that fits into a hole in the body. Hinge bolts to the deck lid with 2 bolts. Might help to remove the bracket that holds ...
by Humblej
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wire Wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 1086

Re: Wire Wheels

Model A wheels do not look right on a model T.
by Humblej
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: What "Parts" would I need to install a starter on my 1915 Touring

I agree with what others have stated, except I would opt for a 6 volt starter with no alternator/generator. I would rather keep everything 6 volt.
by Humblej
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Starter bendix springs

Ron would know, I live and learn.
by Humblej
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter bendix springs
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Starter bendix springs

Model A springs are wound opposite because the bendix is on the same side of the flywheel as the starter motor. Not interchangeable with model T.
by Humblej
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: modern replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: modern replacement parts

Langs Old Car Parts
Snyders Antique Auto Parts
by Humblej
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tail light wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: tail light wiring

To keep the wire tight.
by Humblej
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 fuel evaporation
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: 1925 fuel evaporation

There should be a hole in the fuel cap, it is not a pressurized fuel system. You probably have a small fuel leak somewhere.
by Humblej
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reperduction coils
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: reperduction coils

I have been using the same plastic coils for 50 years.
by Humblej
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

Did you check the chassis frame first that it is straight?
by Humblej
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Roadster trunk or deck lid Question new pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: 1927 Roadster trunk or deck lid Question with pictires

Mike, you have what looks like a standard run-of the-mill 1926-27 roadster body. Others will know the specific features of a 1927, but regarding the trunk lid, a standatd 26-27 trunk lid will fit yours. Not a rumble seat. If you are finding deck lids that are too big they are not model t.
by Humblej
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bendix bending the stake washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Bendix bending the stake washers?

Pliers to start, punch and hammer to finish.
by Humblej
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I shift Model TT into neutral
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: How do I shift Model TT into neutral

Place the hand brake 1/3 to 1/2 forward. The only "neutral" you have is in the transmission, but a model t neutral is not a true neutral like a conventional manual shift car. A Model TT transmission is the same as the Model T car transmission. A ruxtell should not have a neutral.
by Humblej
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear end questions
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Rear end questions

Steve, regarding the paper gasket, yes apply a thin layer of permatex 2b non hardening gasket sealer together with the paper gasket.
by Humblej
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

There is some great knowledge and advice provided so far and the origional photo is a great resource. I will add a thought from a different perspective as a retired engineer. Some things are intended to be taken apart and some things are not. Something that is bolted together is a "seperable assembl...
by Humblej
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting coils
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: Adjusting coils

Do not adjust your coils yourself! It needs to be done out of the car by someone who has the special equipment and knowledge. This is not a job for a shade tree mechanic with hand tools. Either a modern electronic strobospark, or an origional hand crank coil tester (HCCT), with the knowledge to use ...
by Humblej
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A better heater
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: A better heater

Do those bricks burn or do you heat them on a stove?
by Humblej
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 TT coil location
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: 1926 TT coil location

The 26-27 TT trucks had a lot of 1924-25 features such as hood, fenders, cab, and firewall coil box.
by Humblej
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 Ford Bumpers Touring and Sedans
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: 26-27 Ford Bumpers Touring and Sedans

Still looking for a trade, if anyone has the longer coupe/roadster rear bumper brackets that they would like to trade for my shorter sedan/touring brackets please contact me ASAP. I have a person interested in buying my complete front and rear set but the deal is not done yet and I would prefer the ...
by Humblej
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Nuts! I bought these bumpers for my 1926 coupe, but after measuring my rear bumper arms discovered they are the touring and sedan arms! Anyone with coupe/roadster arms that would like to trade for touring/sedan arms? I have posted on the classifieds.
by Humblej
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 26-27 Ford Bumpers Touring and Sedans
Replies: 1
Views: 250

26-27 Ford Bumpers Touring and Sedans

For Sale: Original Ford 26-27 accessory front and rear bumpers for touring, 2 door, and 4 doors. This is the long rear bumper bars, not the short bumperetts. In unrestored well preserved condition, no bends, no damage, no heavy rust or deep pitting. some paint on brackets (arms) and bumper bars are ...
by Humblej
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ?????? I am stumped
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: ?????? I am stumped

Any chance you are using a model A bendix spring?
by Humblej
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?

Oops, your right, the cam gear is not the press fit, its the crank gear that needs heat.
by Humblej
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: How to remove the timing gear from the cam?

Pulling the gear while the engine is in car is not for the weak or faint of heart. It is not something you do just to check it out. And putting any gear (new or origional) back on is not really possible while the cam is in the engine. The gear needs to be heated up and driven back on, this should no...
by Humblej
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running
Replies: 21
Views: 1126

Re: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running

Keith, for gas vapor to go the wrong way out the back of the carb you have a valve or valve timing problem, for it to be an ignition timing problem it would be so far off the engine wouldnt run. Could be heavy carbon build up that is glowing hot enough to ignite the fuel vapor during the intake stro...
by Humblej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can I turn flywheel ring gear
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Can I turn flywheel ring gear

Do you mean flip it front to back? No, it is machined to engage on one face only.
by Humblej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Update. I checked the drawings at the Benson Ford Research Center this morning and can positively state that the improved Ford accessory bumpers were nickel plated. The bumper bar drawings call out polishing the front face of the bars only, so back side should be dull. I also looked at the drawings ...
by Humblej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: wood spokes

Color and grain, but if you are not a knowledgeable wood guy you may not be able to tell. Older usa made hammers, axes, and similar wood handles were typically hickory. Find an older tool and scrape the surface of the wood and compare the color and grain against known other species of wood. If you c...
by Humblej
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Ford 26-27 accessory bumper... The Ford bumpers that were sold by Ford dealers.
by Humblej
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Ok, kind of drifted off the chrome or nickel question, but I am satisified with the nickel answer.
by Humblej
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 tt closed cab top
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: 24 tt closed cab top

No chicken wire roof foundation in model Ts or TTs.
by Humblej
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Re: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?

That tag on the frame is a modern tag, you can get them for $6.50 at amazon and stamp anything on them you want. Probably something that was done in one of those difficult DMV states to reduce the red tape. Not Ford, not model T.
by Humblej
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Re: 1924 Roadster is it original or a restored?

John, if you plan to sell it, dont bother adding turn signals, etc. You will not make back the expense, and the future owner may not want them. Looks good to go as is.
by Humblej
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Thanks for the responses, nickel was my understanding too, but I haver never seen 95 year old nickel as bright as chrome. I am taking the bumper bars to the plater next week and wanted to double check that nickel is the right finish. Reading the vendor catalogs some offer the oval bumper clamps in e...
by Humblej
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 877

26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

Took my unrestored Ford 26-27 accessory bumpers apart and was surprised to find the remains of very bright plating under the bar clamps and under the head of the stove bolts. Looks too bright to be old nickel. The unprotected surfaces are a mixture of old dirt, rust, and a layer of silver paint. Did...
by Humblej
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

John, I would not pull the main caps at this time, you have seen what you need to see. The rod bearings look tired and it is probably a good indication of the overall health of the engine. If it were mine, I would pull the engine and go through it top to bottom. In earlier times some people kept the...
by Humblej
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

Were there any shims when you took them off?
by Humblej
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator prices
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: Radiator prices

Cost of the materials, labor, and overhead for the quantity made and sold.
by Humblej
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford Accessory Front Axle Support MT-4097
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Model T Ford Accessory Front Axle Support MT-4097

No, no experience with one. But a T doesn't need one, and unless you are planning a Joad family grapes of wrath hood and front fender loaded Okie emigration, it is not needed and will not improve ride or performance. The stock model T front springs are adequate and give a very acceptable ride. An ad...
by Humblej
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information
Replies: 23
Views: 1122

Re: Model T Electrical Dilemma/Request for Information

I agree, original ford 6v headlights with good reflectors, good lenses, good bulbs, good ground, correctly pointed and focused are fine. But get any or all of those wrong and they are completly inadequate.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Acrylic Lacquer Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Acrylic Lacquer Paint

Not available in California, and prohibitively expensive elsewhere.
by Humblej
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Which is correct?

Shackle forward, nuts behind. Thats what the service manual depicts.
by Humblej
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T varients
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Model T varients

Go to the mtfca home page, find the encyclopedia, and dig in. Great resource! Ford made different body styles in different years, some body styles were offerd only a couple of years, and for some, only one year. Roadsters, runabouts, and torpedoes are essently different names for the same thing, a t...
by Humblej
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

John, I have always been happy with the origional Ford Set up with origional Hyat bearings.
by Humblej
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: 26 gas tank

No new sources, you will have to salvage from another tank.
by Humblej
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chicksha Ok swap info
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Chicksha Ok swap info

I have usually stayed in ElReno, best room availability and the unusual big chain names. Once I stayed in a motel in Chickasha, lucked into that because of a last minute cancellation. I have also slept in my truck cap once, but Oklahoma can be very warm or very cold with rain or snow in March, somet...
by Humblej
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New day timer broke
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: New day timer broke

Old new day timers were bakalite, repro new day timers were plastic for some time, plastic was too soft and would wear out very fast. New production new day timers I have no experience with. In my experience, bakelite cannot be repaired with glue, plastic can often times be repaired with glue depend...
by Humblej
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 26
Views: 1234

Re: Where to start?

Avoid the hack, go for the touring. Touring looks like a solid complete car, will have more value and better resale over the hack, and the 26-27 touring is one of the best model T's ever made. 26-27 is what Ford called the improved car. Better transmission brakes, better trans-block attachment make...
by Humblej
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Outboard noise Right Rear axle
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Outboard noise Right Rear axle

A grinding noise is bad. Get the rear axle manual from MTFCI or Snyders or Langs Old Car Parts, or other model T parts vendor, tear it down and see what is going on.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about headlight socket removal
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Question about headlight socket removal

I couldnt find it in the manuals either.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question about headlight socket removal
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Question about headlight socket removal

You need to buy and consult the Ford Service Manual and Ford Service Bulletins. Lots of good stuff there.

Headlights are difficult to take apart or put together...miserable job, sometimes takes two pairs of hands to wrestle the rim off or on.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter removal on a 1926
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: Starter removal on a 1926

The mag ring does not rotate, it is bolted to the block. If all of the bendix has been removed, the starter should pull out.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 1397

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

My advice is to get your 6 volt system functional and enjoy the as built Ford.
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark coil maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Spark coil maintenance

No, don't touch them. If you see some material transfer between the points or you are feeling like a tune up is due then send them to a competent coil guy or take them to a club meeting where you can have some experienced help with the proper tools and tester, but regular owner performed maintenance...
by Humblej
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Paint

Yes, firewall is body color.
by Humblej
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Tudor upper door opening seal
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: 26 Tudor upper door opening seal

There is no seal on top of the door. There is a trim piece that goes above the door on the body that is covered with headlining materal. There is a lip on the inside of the body above the door that the trim piece covers. The trim piece is a piece of sheet metal folded in half lengthwise. Headliner m...
by Humblej
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: New Member

Nice job!

I was 14 when I started and most of the T owners were really old then. Now almost 50 years later most of the T owners are still really old.

Where in Michigan are you?
by Humblej
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rehabilitating a Motometer
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Rehabilitating a Motometer

Yes, hold motometer upright and wack the bulb upward with a rubber mallet (not something similar, a rubber mallet). Old mantenance manuals suggest rapping a motometer in a downward motion against the top of a car tire, but I never got that to work for me. Exercise patience, hot, cold, and wacking ma...
by Humblej
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rehabilitating a Motometer
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Rehabilitating a Motometer

Terry, Mark is correct for your specific question regarding lost fluid. However, many motometers that appear to have lost all or most of its fluid are still good. The fluid can separate into small dribs and drabs and some hide in the ends giving the appearance that the fluid is mostly gone and only ...
by Humblej
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 model t touring head light reflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: 23 model t touring head light reflectors

Reflectors are silver plated. If the plating is intact, they will clean up like a mirror with silver polish.
by Humblej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 1170

Re: Top shrunk

I would wait a few months untill the weather turns warm and sunny. Leave it in the sun to soften and become more pliable and you may be able to coax it back to shape. But for now, while it is cold, leave it alone.
by Humblej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Top shrunk
Replies: 22
Views: 1170

Re: Top shrunk

I would wait a few months untill the weather turns warm and sunny. Leave it in the sun to soften and become more pliable and you may be able to coax it back to shape. But for now, while it is cold, leave it alone.
by Humblej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My tiny garage built in 1919
Replies: 25
Views: 1719

Re: My tiny garage built in 1919

Mark, thats a big garage for 1919.

If you are going to heat your garage with a car in it you should elevate the flame to a min of 18" above the ground to keep it above possible gasoline vapor.

Nice video.
by Humblej
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where to buy copper rings
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Where to buy copper rings

I bought mine from aircraft spruce.
by Humblej
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster seat,how are they upolstered
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Speedster seat,how are they upolstered

Mack, that wide bench seat may need some structural bracing added before you upholster it to limit the flexing.
by Humblej
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing issue
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Timing issue

George, the 2.5 measurement is only for the ford timer. Crank the engine to place the piston at tdc, or just past tdc, then adjust your timer rod by the plug sparking at full retarded spark lever position.
by Humblej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carmine Red
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: Carmine Red

The Ditzler paint code for carmine red is in the encyclopedia under paint formulas.
by Humblej
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: not model T Continental engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1918

Re: not model T Continental engine

They made engines for cars, trucks, airplanes, industrial, farm machinery, and army tanks.
by Humblej
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle fixture
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Rear axle fixture

Jim, The Ford Service Bulletins do have plans for a rear axle and drive shaft assembly stand that is made from 2x4's. Vol 1 pg 78 if someone can post it.
by Humblej
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: What is this?

Yes, oval ignition switch with two mounting holes.
by Humblej
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Light ID
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Tail Light ID

1919-1925
by Humblej
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: Ford trimotor sign

Island Airlines flew Ford Trimotors from Port Clinton Ohio to Put-in-Bay island until the mid 1980's. The signs in question may or may not be real, but the airline and the trimotor connection is real.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 1553

Re: An Alternative Way to Install Transmission Bands

Perhaps there is merrit with regards to kevlar, but not for cotton lining.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Plastic coils

I will trade you wood for plastic, if you are intetested send me a pm.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic coils
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Plastic coils

I use plastic coils, have had them for over 50 years. They do not swell in the coil box like wood. Why do you want to part them out?
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail Lite Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Tail Lite Wiring

Ford Service Bulletin says to tape the two wires together in several places. I choose to twist/braid the two wires together like the horn and coil box wires are done.
by Humblej
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: 24-27 C-cab Roof

what are these bolts for, side curtain storage brackets?
by Humblej
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Wanted Canadian 26-27 Bumper Medallion

Just need 2.
by Humblej
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bushing Reamer “What is it for?”
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Bushing Reamer “What is it for?”

I do not think it is for a model t.
by Humblej
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: What is this?

It had holes added for a rectangular ignition switch but was configured for an oval ignition switch. Not a car, maybe a TT.