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by AndreFordT
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine number question
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Engine number question

Here is a later Canadian engine with the serial number and the cast date near.
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I can see a C; a 6 and a 8 on the casting date , I don't know what they are standing for, perhaps Canadian august 26??

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Final dumb Magneto question for the weekend

Marshall, I don't think 12Vdc is enough to recharge the magnets. I once did it, during a ride, with a 12V and 6V in serial 18Vdc. It worked and the car is still running on this recharged magnets. I use two 12V and two 6V battery (that is all I have in stock) in serial they give me 36V. What is impor...
by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Coil ring sealant

Forgot to tell. Price of the needed material is about $10.-
Last time it took me 15 hours to clear the job.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Coil ring sealant

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by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Coil ring sealant

second serie photos.
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by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coil ring sealant
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Coil ring sealant

Hello Marshall, experience learned me that trying to repair a coilring is a waste of time and money. If yours have some insulation gone or coils that seems to be out of working you only have the chioce between replace it or rebuild it. Replacing is easy you can find it at about every model T part sh...
by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6405

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Normally we should have our last technical reunion of the winter season this afternoon at the model A club of the Netherlands in Bergambacht near to Rotterdam. Corana makes it not possible. Thanks to Toon, Piet, Peter and all the others for the fine and learn full afternoons this winter. I watch out...
by AndreFordT
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: two questions.

Just forgot to tell.
The firewall and the water outlet are just for test running the engine. Normally I test run the engines on a special build stand but here, as it is mine, I build the engine directly in the frame.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: two questions.

Second serie.

Andre
Belgium
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by AndreFordT
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: two questions.

Hello again,

Here the photos as I promise.
First serie are how it was.
Second serie, in the next tread, is what I have made out of it.
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: two questions.

Wayne al All, Yes I bought the car after the accident. The car have a California title dated 11/20/2009. The title say Model Year: 1915, Make: Ford, Plate Number: 3QGH868 It was build by Jack Rendell, Big pine CA93513 during the period 2008 -2009. The car came to Belgium late 2009 and was owned by s...
by AndreFordT
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: two questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 486

two questions.

I am trying to get the 1915 touring back on the road. In September 2018 this car had an accident on the right front corner. See photos. I changed the front axle, spring, both perches, spindle with arm, drag link, steering link, wishbone and all the bushes needed to rebuild a front axle. First questi...
by AndreFordT
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!

Rule of 9:

Valve 8 open valve 1 adjusted; valve 7 open valve 2 adjusted; valve 6 open valve 3 adjusted and so on.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6405

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

At the end of last week, I finished the reassembly of the engine for the 1915 touring. Yesterday morning, Sunday, I set the engine in the frame and in the afternoon I tried to make it running. A few weeks ago I bought a few boxes with model T parts, in one of the boxes was a coil box with four great...
by AndreFordT
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6405

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Started this morning by painting the engine for the 1915 touring. Recharged the magnets on the flywheel and installed the magneto coil loop and the flywheel on the engine. After the recharge I needed a prybar to separate the coil loop from the magnets. After the reassemble the magneto test give 3.5V...
by AndreFordT
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 58
Views: 2949

Re: The frustration of incompetence

Steve, It is frustrating but surly not incompetence. It is just bad luck. Just sit down take a beer or two or three and change your mind on something else for a while and start all over again. Two weeks ago I started to swap the oil pan of the 1915 touring with the bent nose from the accident about ...
by AndreFordT
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6405

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

After the magneto loop I tried to repair the missing thread on the distribution cover.

Hope this is going well.
Will see in a few days when I start the reassembly of the engine and J&B weld will be hard out.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6405

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Started the rebuild of the magneto loop yesterday and finished it this morning.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6405

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Made a new firewall for the 1912 English model T I am working on.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Re: Curses! Low compression.

Steve, I looked your other tread about that engine. On the photo you posted, there is a change in color at the rear section of the engine. Your problem is there. If it should be mine, I should take the engine out, disassembled it, grind all the surfaces flat and do a valve job. After grinding watch ...
by AndreFordT
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Curses! Low compression.
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Re: Curses! Low compression.

I just finished a 1912 engine. Here is what I did with the block and the head. Took off: - 0.1mm on the bottom. - 0.4mm on the top - 1.0mm on the head Redone the valve seats for the new valves and adjustable tappets. At the same time I looked after three bolt holes with stripped tread and installed ...
by AndreFordT
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Adjustable Lifters/Pushrods

I used to use the self locking two wrench push rods till I broke a bolt on one during the readjustment of the valves after running in an engine. To repair the engine needed to come out and taken apart to replace the push rod. That was 10 years ago. Since than I use the three wrench push rods without...
by AndreFordT
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Convert Kerosene lamp to electric.
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Convert Kerosene lamp to electric.

Here is how I did mine.

Lamp is 5/21W 12V.
Wiring enters by the chemeny, no hole was drilled.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unique Switch Plate - where used?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

I don't know Steve, The 1926 touring I found had no starter or generator but I never try to run the car with only the magneto. In the wiring was no wire for the generator and the switch was missing. As I rebuild the car, I did it with the starter and generator and set a total new wiring in the car. ...
by AndreFordT
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unique Switch Plate - where used?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

1926 non starter Roadster and touring. With this swicht go no demoutable wheels, petrol side lights and a Model O tail light. The starter holes and the generator hole are covered with strait metal plates. Behind the place where the Amp. meter should be, there is a coil resistant to make the differen...
by AndreFordT
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T in WWI parade.
Replies: 3
Views: 666

model T in WWI parade.

Just found this on youtube.

Model T first in WWI parade.

Just watch and enjoy.

Andre
Belgium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GMITokuHN4
by AndreFordT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 28
Views: 1947

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

Every other tank fill up I add 1/2 liter of two stroke oil to the tank.
I never had a stuck shut off valve and I lubricate the intake valves at the same time.
Just use the cheapest two stroke oil I can find.

Just my way.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snyders
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Snyders

found it back online.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snyders
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Snyders

I am trying to open the Snyders web page for ordering parts since Saterday and can't find it. (20 years costumer).
Does anyone know about troubles with the web page?

Thanks
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 6752

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Working since New year on the total rebuild of a 1914 rear axle. Installed also disk brakes on it.
On tuesday the axle will go back under the car.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NH Carb bowl ring gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: NH Carb bowl ring gasket

here is the way I do it:

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2023

Re: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?

Just willing to wish you all a happy new year . I add this to the discussion: It makes no difference which wheel you lift up. The movement of the drive shaft will always go the same way to the wheel that is lift up and will run forwards as the transmission is in low or high gear. The only thing that...
by AndreFordT
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4080

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Leo, during the trip we made two dives on the SS.Thristlgrom. A British cargo charged with supplies for the British army during WWII and went down in October 1941 during an attack of a German Henkel. It took two boms in the third cargo place and machine room. His cargo were Betford, Leyland and Ford...
by AndreFordT
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Some times they came apart easely with a srew driver.
Most of the times I use a paint stripper to warm up the joints and than they separate without breaking .
Pay attention not to burn them.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in December?
Replies: 56
Views: 4080

Re: What have you done to your Model T in December?

Last week we were in Egypte for a wee live a board and scuba diving.
Yesterday I statered the rebuild of a coil ring. Finished it this afternoon.


Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Now the box.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: 1912-1913 Heinze coils and box repairs

Here a few photos that tell how I did it some time ago.
First will be the photos of the coils.
Next post will be photos of the box.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: Recharging magnets in car without removing transmission

Mario, I just found your post on the MTFCA forum. Send you a pM as you asked. I just like to add this: - Do not leave the connection for 30 seconds but just flash it a few times (5 or 6). 30 seconds risk to give you a result on the coils as shown in the photos. After the coil ring needed a total reb...
by AndreFordT
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Faithful for an outside oil line?
Replies: 17
Views: 1151

Re: Ford Faithful for an outside oil line?

Here is what I found, last year, as I bought the "1915" touring.

I don't like it because the oilline goes over the exhaust.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:29 am
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

The mixed of oil I use for soaking the bands is 1/2 10-40 oil and 1/2 ATF. Not only with the Kevelar lining but also with the wood, I never heard about chattering after changing band lining.

Andre
Belguim
by AndreFordT
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:49 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

Yes Mark,
I use a drum to do this.
The length of the lining is mesured on the outside of the steel band. The reason is, the cercle on the outside is longer as at the inside. It is just what is needed at the inside to make the lining the bulge to make it fit just the way it should.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:39 am
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

Mike and Mark, Before I found the Herms thread about the transmission rebuild I broke a few drums on both of my model T's and start to use wooden bands on them. I didn't brake any drums with the wooden bands. Is it the wood or is it because I get more drive experience, I just leave it in the middle....
by AndreFordT
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:31 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

Watch this, from 2013, and learn how to do it right.

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That's the way I try to do it since I followed the thread in 2013.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: coil point arc
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: coil point arc

The difference in tension.

6V DC (direct current by your battery) to 20V+ AC (alternating current by your Magneto).

I think there is nothing wrong with the coil or the magneto when it is running well on both.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3149

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

Just finished the rebuild of a NH carburetor this evening.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum Oil Pan ID
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Aluminum Oil Pan ID

Here some photos of Model t boat engines.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum Oil Pan ID
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Aluminum Oil Pan ID

Could it be that this is an oil pan comming from a Marine Model T engine?

I will try to find photo in my files and come back.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3149

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

Pat,
It will slow down better but really stop ... . It is still a Model T.
Drive carefully and think three mistakes further to give you the time for an emergency stop if needed.

Keep it safe.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: generator problems must be contagious
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: generator problems must be contagious

Before giving your generator to the local repair shop, be sure he know how a three brush generator works and how to fix them.
To be sure for a good repair , send it to Ron Peterson.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 2477

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Tommy,
I grind mine always to 125mm = 4.92" . This made the clearance you need to adjust the gap with the adjustable tappers and left 4mm under the hole.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3149

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

Frank, it didn't work at all. Neither the starter or the transmission construction did work. In August the phone rings: "Get your (my) name from a friend , can you please come and look to my T and try to make it run." Just a good job for the cold winter days. Engine is apart and clean. Andre Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3149

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

A few more photos.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3149

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

Last week I started the rebuild of a 1912 engine. On the front there was a 2CV Citroën flywheel and starter build up. To do this they cut off the nose in the front of the oilpan and build the starter in a support under the frame. The transmission end had also a strange build up. The cilinder head ga...
by AndreFordT
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Off topic: driving from Alaska to lower 48 in a few weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Off topic: driving from Alaska to lower 48 in a few weeks

watch this one, You will enjoy.

http://www.texastparts.com/driveithome.htm

At the time Nancy and Ben Hardeman did this journey I was on revalidation of my third spine surgery in 2010 and follow it day by day.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission band lining question.
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Transmission band lining question.

Last week I started the rebuild of an English 1912 engine. I can't identify the band linig that is on the transmission bands. Maybe someone out there can help me? Where can I find this lining? The lining is not wood or kevlar but looks like usual brake lining. I saw this kind of lining about ten yea...
by AndreFordT
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3149

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

I didn't do much on T today but get these home for a future restauration.
A 1880 black smith drill and a 1927 5hp lister engine.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 2477

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Thom

here some photos.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 2477

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Thom,

As the engine is open I should go for all 8 valves, new springs new keepers and new valves spring seats.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Ignition switch
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: 26 Ignition switch

Here is what I did in the past. For me, there was a short in the switch. During a ride, when I canged from battery to magneto, there was DC current connected to the magneto and the magnets discharged. At the last I run the car with only with the three way switch and that for a few years now. I disco...
by AndreFordT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1157

Re: possible magnito problem

Second one was during the recharge of the magnets during the rebuild of an engine. The magneto loop was looking fine and I tried to use it again. During the recharge of the magnets I set the loop over the flywheel and flashed it three times with 42Vdc. it started smoking at the second time. Needed a...
by AndreFordT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1157

Re: possible magnito problem

Here a few pictures of what can possibly go wrong with the magneto.
First is a double oval freshly rebuild and run for a few hours.
by AndreFordT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: possible magnito problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1157

Re: possible magnito problem

William, for testing the magneto you need the tester https://www.modeltford.com/item/MAG-SLMT.aspx or you can do this with a analog meter and a testlight with a 12V 21W bulb. With the tester just connect the tester between the magneto post and the frame of the car and make the engine run. The tester...
by AndreFordT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identify T in this old photo
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Help identify T in this old photo

I just did a little research. The photo is taken at the entrance of the sanatorium in the early 20's. Steve and Jeff could be right on. The oval rear window was earlier than 23. The wood " Bois-de-Breux" is part of a place called Grivegnee on the right side of the "Meuse" in Liege in the East of Bel...
by AndreFordT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identify T in this old photo
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Help identify T in this pic

Jeff,

Can you send me his mail adres, I will contact him for trying to help.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the vacuum test telling me?
Replies: 22
Views: 1865

Re: What is the vacuum test telling me?

Hey Steve, For me this is looking normal, knowing that this is a fresh rebuild engine. It needs a good run in. At the start the needle is shaking fron 17 to 19 on idle, at the end it is shaking from 18 to 19, for me it does this because the model t engine is a low running engine at idle speed. To be...
by AndreFordT
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken electrical post on starter
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: Broken electrical post on starter

https://www.modeltford.com/item/5107RK.aspx

here is the part you need.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Holy molten metal, BabbitMan - pouring Babbit bearings

A fine and well done job. Thanks for sharing.

Just a question. (not about the job, but about your post)
How do you do to write between the photos? I tried but I always get the text first and the photos are always posted under the text.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 3462

Re: KIDS AND CARS

Who is winning the race? :lol:


Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

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Price List of Parts
Model T
Effective August 5,1928
by AndreFordT
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

Just forgot to tell,

If you did it all right and the clutch is slipping in high gear, your clutch disks or the clutch spring are shot. Than you need to take it apart.

Good luck
André
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Overcenter on Low Gear to High Gear Shift

Eric, I think the first thing to do is set the clutch right. Set the handbrake lever all the way forwards and set clutch right using the caliber you have there. Than pull the handbrake lever backwards till the set bolt is just on top of the speed lever(3432). The clutch finger should be just clearin...
by AndreFordT
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: buying model T in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: buying model T in the Netherlands

Tony, Vraagprijs is één, betaal prijs is twee. Asking price is one, the price you pay is second. Vroeger zocht ik naar een vergelijkbare auto op Ebay en wachtte tot ik de verkoopprijs van die wagen kende. Deed dan een voorstel voor de wagen die ik wilde kopen in Belgïe of Nederland en wachtte af . B...
by AndreFordT
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?
Replies: 22
Views: 1371

Re: Is this the correct backrest spring for a 1915 runabout?

This what I found during the rebuild of the drawn 1914 runabout in 2016. The runabout was build in September 1914, may be an early 1915 model.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium

P.S. For the rebuild I had two pair of helping hands
by AndreFordT
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebuilding starter
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Rebuilding starter

Hey Keith,

I always replace that triangle insulation with a band of 0.5 mm gasket paper to insulate the windings from the housing.

Goodluck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”
Replies: 59
Views: 4424

Re: What do you do when the boss says “I want you to build a car that will beat the fastest racer in the world?”

Here is an other one .
This time it is the first start up, after a total rebuild of the Fiat (the BEAST of TURIN), on the record list shown some posts before .
Watch the size of the engine and set the sound a little higher.
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=133946

Just to enjoy.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shipping T Parts - what do you guys use?
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Re: Shipping T Parts - what do you guys use?

To Belgium, the best way is Fedex. No surprises, only the income taxes and local taxes to pay with an invoice after having delivered the parts. USPS is cheaper at the start but there is a local handling fee of minimum €30.00 each delivery from the USA plus the same taxes as Fedex to pay at the deliv...
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Mag coil

Randal,

I reviewed your picture and remarked some darkness on the two near coils at the out come. For me there was some head there and the warp will be brittle and will come off sometime.
As it is apart, just rebuild it or replace it with a rebuild one.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag coil
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: Mag coil

Randal, Me to I touch I had a good usable coil ring Till I used it to charge the magnets on the flywheel, than I get this: a smoking coil ... or two. It was good looking but... . The experience learned me that when the engine is apart and you see some damage on the magneto coil ring, rebuild it or r...
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ts in London England and Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Re: Ts in London England and Ireland

You need to visit the Tuckett Brothers and talk with Niel.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 8897

Re: What have you done to your T in August

a few other photos.
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 8897

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Yesterday, It was a rainy day but we took T out to look for Anna. "Where is Anna" is a remember drive for a lady, Anna, working as a nurse during the First World War near to Diksmuide en Veurne in the Flanders Fields. A few cars but most of drivers were on Motorcycles all older as 1931. The oldest w...
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 ? Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

Re: 1924 ? Motor

Just forgot this one.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 ? Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

Re: 1924 ? Motor

David,

I don't know how much of those 6 cylinder model T engines were build but here are a few photos of a 6cylinder Model T car.

Just for information.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 8897

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Yesterday, I only put gas in the tank. It is running much better with the gas than without it. :lol:

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 8897

Re: What have you done to your T in August

Restart the dis assembling of the wrecked 1915 touring.

Watch the way the front was assembled to the frame.

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to repair this one??
Replies: 3
Views: 713

How to repair this one??

I am busy to take wrecked 1915 Touring apart to build it up again and I found this one.
I don't think it has to do with the accident last year. It must have been broken before, to much dirt on it.

Maybe J.B. Weld??

Thanks
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another generator brush holder question
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Another generator brush holder question

Preston,

Here is the way I do it.

The order of the photos is up side down.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: holley straight through nh
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: holley straight through nh

What you need to change are this.
Not the elbow but the needles and clamps.

Good luck
Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 61½¢ accessory
Replies: 22
Views: 2029

Re: The 61½¢ accessory

Me 63 , ;)
more as 40mph with a model T scares me with a car with about NO brakes. :(
How do you stop that thing at 50 or more. :?: :?:
Do you have an anchor for emergency???? :roll:

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in August
Replies: 94
Views: 8897

Re: What have you done to your T in August

I made the trouble engine run again.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8dlh57tq0lm48 ... 1.MOV?dl=0

Andre
Belgium

Other photos will follow
by AndreFordT
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil ring differences
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Magneto coil ring differences

Just get an other oil pan ready.
This time I tried the alignement before the definitive assembly.

The end bearing just slide on and the bolts went in by hand.
I think I am back on the road.

What will be next???????

Andre
Belgium
by AndreFordT
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BRAKE EQUALIZER
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: BRAKE EQUALIZER

Forgot to tell:
Use the spring setup that go with the equalizer to prevent drag on the brakes.

Andre
Belgium