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by paddy1998
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Options
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Head Gasket Options

Apparently copper clad head gaskets are in short supply and nobody is certain when more will become available. Because I'd like to get back on the road sometime before Thanksgiving I'm exploring the other options, which seem to be either the steel head gasket or the silicone head gasket. Will either...
by paddy1998
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Two Piece Valve lifter Question
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Adjustable Two Piece Valve lifter Question

Hope to be getting ready to assemble an engine soon & I was wondering if & what are you taking off the valve stems prior to installing new valves. For this build I will be using new vendor provided stainless valves. Thanks George I just did mine with the new stainless valves. I took off about .100 ...
by paddy1998
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjustable Two Piece Valve lifter Question
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Adjustable Two Piece Valve lifter Question

Hope to be getting ready to assemble an engine soon & I was wondering if & what are you taking off the valve stems prior to installing new valves. For this build I will be using new vendor provided stainless valves. Thanks George I just did mine with the new stainless valves. I took off about .100 ...
by paddy1998
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Installing tranny bands/hogs head. Bands won't sit back far enough?

I did not ask which trans cover you have. A 3 dip pan needs a cover with the 3 diamond shaped pedals. The 26-7 covers with the wide brake and first gear pedals have the brake pedal shaft further to the rear to line up with the wider brake band. Allan from down under. This is something that's always...
by paddy1998
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's that tube next to the camshaft?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: What's that tube next to the camshaft?

Of course, It didn't occur to me that's what it was because for some reason I was conflating in my mind that line with the auxiliary line in the crankcase. Thinking of getting another one for the other side of the crankcase and doing away with the outside oil line, which I demolished while removing ...
by paddy1998
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's that tube next to the camshaft?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

What's that tube next to the camshaft?

Flipped her over on the engine stand to get ready to install the crankcase and noticed that tube that runs next to the camshaft.

What the heck is that?
by paddy1998
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much slop is too much?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: How much slop is too much?

Well this is all a big relief. :P

Thank you all for all the help!
by paddy1998
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much slop is too much?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

How much slop is too much?

I got the hogshead and crankcase off today and began inspecting the transmission. The low and reverse drums have some slop, but how much is too much? Video here: https://youtu.be/j2fZbwsZhzo And what does that condition indicate? Might it have something to do with the brass rivets I found floating a...
by paddy1998
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 730

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

Rich Eagle wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:24 pm
I have planned to put them on my cars for 55 years. :oops:
They can't hurt.
Rich
:lol:
by paddy1998
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 730

Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

As I prepare to pull the engine on my 1923ish Touring, I've found one of the more difficult things to do has been removing the splash pans. I have had no love for these things ever since I had to fight with them when removing the Pitman arm from the steering shaft. My question is: are they really ne...
by paddy1998
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 1740

Re: Accident today

Contact your own insurance and let them deal with the other one. The 35% sounds like BS. I'm an attorney (not in California so this isn't legal advice) but trust me when I tell you that the above advice on how to deal with this is the best you're going to find. This is why you pay for insurance. Ma...
by paddy1998
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand

Hey thanks for all the advice.

I picked up a used Harbor Freight 1,000 lb stand for cheap from somebody that just wanted it gone and ordered the adapter plate.

Now keeping an eye out for a hoist while I wait for the adapter plate to arrive.
by paddy1998
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3042

Re: What have you done in June 2020

The head ain't gonna spin unless the valves are sunk hopelessly into the block, and I doubt that Soak it with penetrating oil and then weld a nut onto it or otherwise hit it with some super heat, fast. If that doesn't do it, pull the firewall and drill it It spins. I can turn it enough to expose al...
by paddy1998
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3042

Re: What have you done in June 2020

Hmmm, what have I done in June 2020? Well, I chased down a miss in cylinder 3. Having ruled out fuel and spark I decided that a valve job was in order. When removing the head the center bolt under the firewall became rounded off for some reason and would not budge at all. After a week of fooling aro...
by paddy1998
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: What type of tool do you need to measure the size of a 4th main?

If you have leaking down the driveshaft you might want to also make sure you've got a good seal inside the drive plate shaft.
by paddy1998
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6450

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

The orange tag is the 1927 City of Joliet municipal vehicle tax.
by paddy1998
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Engine Cradle v. Engine Stand

As a result of the seized head bolt follies of the past week ( https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13537 I'm going to have to pull the engine. Because this is the first time I'll be doing this I'll need to acquire some equipment, specifically an engine stand or cradle. It is unlikely I ...
by paddy1998
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pittman Arm Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Pittman Arm Removal

I might be stating the obvious, but that gets A LOT easier if you remove the steering wheel and the steering gear box cover. Learned that after spending about 4 hours banging on it with a brass hammer. After freeing up the shaft up top I banged on the end of the shaft using a 2lb sledge and a square...
by paddy1998
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Seized Head Bolt

I have a dandy electric heating element tool that will break it loose without damage. 110 volt hand held heater that has different diameter sizes of circular heating elements. You install the element into the handle slide it over the bolt head using the correct size, and turn it on the element will...
by paddy1998
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Seized Head Bolt

On my brother-in-law's 25 tourer, that same head stud gave us grief. It came out easily for the first 1/4", and then seemed to lock up. It wouldn't go back down either. Lots of penetrant later, it finally broke about half way through the head. Now that meant the motor had to come out. Once we had i...
by paddy1998
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Mirror

I've had the same problem.

I hope somebody chimes in with a solution.
by paddy1998
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seized Head Bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Seized Head Bolt

I have one head bolt that is giving me a hard time. It's the one in the center against the firewall. I can't get it to budge and I've also done a fine job of rounding it off a bit. In other situations I might use a torch to heat it, but I hesitate to do that here. I figured I can't be the first guy ...
by paddy1998
Wed May 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 69
Views: 5067

Re: How cold do you drive?

I'll drive my touring in the upper 30's at the end of February/ beginning of March because I'm chomping at the bit and am willing to go through the trouble of jacking up the rear end to get it started. In November I am less motivated. :lol: I've found that as long as I have my upper body covered we...
by paddy1998
Wed May 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 69
Views: 5067

Re: How cold do you drive?

I'll drive my touring in the upper 30's at the end of February/ beginning of March because I'm chomping at the bit and am willing to go through the trouble of jacking up the rear end to get it started. In November I am less motivated. :lol: I've found that as long as I have my upper body covered wel...
by paddy1998
Wed May 27, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

Model Ts aren't supposed to have distributors. That distributor is perfect for a Model T. It shows inventiveness, individualism, creative skills and resourcefulness in keeping the car on the road longer then the car the parts came from. I am glad that even in today's world there are still creative ...
by paddy1998
Tue May 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .
Replies: 20
Views: 1144

Re: What’s your opinion ? Rocky mt . Hydraulic .

I installed the Sure-Stop hydraulic disc brakes from Texas T Parts (other distributors sell them as well) last summer and I couldn't be happier. My 23ish Touring has a Ruckstell but only had the transmission brake so I had to do something. The price for the Rocky Mtn Brakes and the hydraulic brakes ...
by paddy1998
Tue May 26, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Strange Discovery / Plug Wire Question

My engine (26) seemed like it was running a little rough and I thought there might be a miss, so I pulled a spark plug (Motorcraft F11) and it was just a mess (excessive carbon, but dry) so I decided to just throw on new set of plugs and wires. At some point in the past a previous owner installed a ...
by paddy1998
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 1835

Re: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

Paddy.... There is nothing inherently wrong with a 6 volt electrical system on a model T Ford. We are accustomed to a fast spinning engine and 12 volts and the model T hobbyist may think that's the best for their model T. By using LED headlights and LED bulbs for your turn signals and stop lights w...
by paddy1998
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Jacking up a rear wheel: Does it matter which one?
Replies: 32
Views: 2703

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

I just jack up the right rear wheel with the handbrake in the center position, and the steering wheel turned all the way to the right so I only get run over by the left front wheel. :lol:
by paddy1998
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals
Replies: 21
Views: 1835

Tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals

Happy New Year all, This year the plan is to convert the electrical on my @1923 Touring (it has a '26 engine but is decidedly NOT the improved model) to 12 volt with a Delco gear driven alternator and add turn signals and proper tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals. Ideally I'd like to incorp...
by paddy1998
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to identify windshield
Replies: 5
Views: 500

How to identify windshield

I have a crack in to upper windshield of my 1920-25ish Touring and apparently windshields of different years are . . . different. Maybe. I don't specifically know what year my body and frame are. My engine is a 1926, the wheels are 26-27 wires, the body is NOT an improved, and my lower rear door hin...
by paddy1998
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease cow flops
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Grease cow flops

Okay, thanks!

I keep a sharp eye on the oil and it's not down at all. Also, I checked the grease cups and there's plenty in there.

That having been said, a few weeks ago I REALLY greased that joint. It took a lot before it was full. I wonder if I put too much in there.
by paddy1998
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Grease cow flops
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Grease cow flops

As you can see in the picture, everywhere I go when I park I leave a blob of grease under the car from where the driveshaft meets the transmission.

I realize that something is wrong here but I don't know what it is. Is there some kind of seal that's gone bad?
by paddy1998
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brake install
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Disc brake install

Hose connection
by paddy1998
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc brake install
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Disc brake install

Because I have a Ruckstell axle and no brakes other than the transmission brake, I decided to install the Sure Stop disc brake kit, both because I like driving my model T and I would also like to go on living. It really is more or less a bolt on kit. Minor annoyances: 1. To install the brake hose co...
by paddy1998
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Name that tool!
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Name that tool!

Well, since I replaced the lower petcock with a dipstick tube and the upper petcock with larger handle replacement, I guess I'll clean this up and hang it on the wall. :idea:
by paddy1998
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Name that tool!
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Name that tool!

Since I have some time on my hands I decided to clean out the storage space under the back seat. In addition to the screw jack, spare parts, and tool kit that I knew were there I found this device and just can't make heads or tails of it. It looks to be some kind of promotional item although I can't...
by paddy1998
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 2124

Re: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

Thank you all for the kind words. I make a lot of mistakes but you can bet the farm that I won't be making THAT one again. There are many, many fresh mistakes I'll be making in the coming years. :lol: Quick update on the install of the disc brake kit install that started this thing: I got the assemb...
by paddy1998
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 2124

Re: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

We managed to drop the "Shift nob" for the Ruckstel shifter into the transmission. yes, we amateurs that we are, had the cover off. We have drained the oil, made wire grabbers and pushers out of coat hangers, and felt around with our fingers from the top and up the drain hole. We cannot prove to ou...
by paddy1998
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ammeter does not register a charge
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Ammeter does not register a charge

I am by no means an expert, but that never stopped me before. :lol:

Some info on this thread might be of use: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4643&p=35199#p35199
by paddy1998
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."
Replies: 22
Views: 2124

"Pride Goeth" or "The 15 Mile Oil Change."

So there I was last Friday beginning the installation of my new disc brake kit. I had made good use of the 10 days since I sent in my brake pedal for modification by gathering my tools and preparing the work space, so when the kit arrived on Thursday evening along with my modified brake pedal I was ...
by paddy1998
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticky Wicket
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Sticky Wicket

I gathered up the lug bolts that I pressed out of the hubs.

The one on the top (longer, narrower) came out of the hub that doesn't fit (made in Hong Kong).

Looks like I'm buying a new hub . . . :roll:
by paddy1998
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust pipe heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: Exhaust pipe heat

I just did exactly the same thing using titanium wrap (the titanium has a higher max temp and is easier to install).

It smokes pretty good the first time it heats up so just be aware of that.

As far as whether it works, I don't know yet.
by paddy1998
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Will this hub puller work?

Just to wrap things up, the puller I ordered arrived and I greased it up and used it. I engaged the parking brake, pulled the pin, ran off the wheel nut and fastened the puller to the hub. Then I released the parking brake and began to torque down the puller. Strangely I was not getting any resistan...
by paddy1998
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticky Wicket
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Sticky Wicket

I'm installing the disc brake kit on my '25 touring with large drum wire wheels. I removed the old drums, ground out the welds and pressed out the lugs to release the hubs from the drums for installation on the new combination drum/rotor. The first one went swimmingly. However, I find that I am unab...
by paddy1998
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Will this hub puller work?

No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors. Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels. https://www.modeltford.com/item/2800WP.aspx Thanks, but as I understand it that puller is for wood w...
by paddy1998
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Will this hub puller work?

Altair wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm
No that puller will not work, there is a Model T rear wheel puller available at most vendors.
Could you post a link to one? All of the vendors I've looked at I can only find pullers for wood wheels.
by paddy1998
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will this hub puller work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Will this hub puller work?

Getting ready to install the disc brake kit and I need to pull the rear hubs (large drum, wire wheel).

Will this puller work? https://www.amazon.com/TruePower-20-2029-Universal-Hub-Puller/dp/B012P0QV5K/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_263_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=57PZC6VNA3WJ1RMZRP3E
by paddy1998
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lessons Learned Today
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Lessons Learned Today

Well, it's directly over the back seat so the only people that are going to notice it are semi-truck drivers, so I'm not too bent out of shape about it; I try to avoid roads with too many semi's. :)

The top is in somewhat questionable shape anyway so it's time to start shopping for a new top . . .
by paddy1998
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lessons Learned Today
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Lessons Learned Today

Lesson #1: You cannot remove the steering shaft from a 1925 touring with the top up.

Lesson #2: You do not need to go to the trouble of putting the top down when installing the new steering shaft due to the now conveniently placed hole.

:oops:
by paddy1998
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Shift Rod Relocation
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Ruckstell Shift Rod Relocation

Problem solved. (and no bending!!) As is often the case, while contemplating this problem during my Sunday morning constitutional a solution presented itself. I disconnected the rod support u-bolt which allowed me to freely maneuver the rod correctly into position. Now I just have to get a longer u-...
by paddy1998
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Shift Rod Relocation
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Ruckstell Shift Rod Relocation

I'm putting the Sure Stop Disc Brake kit on my '25 Touring and so I have to flip the Ruckstell shift rod connection from the left (driver) side of the transmission to the right (passenger) side. After about an hour of fooling around with it I have come to the conclusion that I'm going to have to ben...
by paddy1998
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Adventure
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Today's Adventure

Today I drove my '25 touring to the gas station to top off the tank because I want to drive it to church tomorrow morning and my parish is located on a VERY steep hill and I'm not very good at driving straight in reverse yet. After I filled up and spent the next 10 minutes answering questions, I sta...
by paddy1998
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who stores their car with the top up?
Replies: 18
Views: 1910

Re: Who stores their car with the top up?

It's a good idea to store any ragtop with the top up to avoid vermin nesting.

Even if you can't fit in the garage with the top up it ought to be possible to unfold it like halfway or so to spread out the material so as to discourage nesting.
by paddy1998
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange charging issue . . .maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: Strange charging issue . . .maybe

Does the generator have the cover still on it on the brush end? If it does take it off and do a visual check to see if the armateur is dark or not very brite. It may be dirty enough to cause the generator not to charge. And if it does it would intermittent at best. Clean up the armateur using WD-40...
by paddy1998
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange charging issue . . .maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: Strange charging issue . . .maybe

I'll have to amend my original post: It turns out that at fairly high rpm (when you wind up low about to shift to high) the ammeter starts indicates charge (about 7 or 8v), but still nothing at idle. Is this an indication that the generator is probably okay and the cutout is the problem?(please God,...
by paddy1998
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange charging issue . . .maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Re: Strange charging issue . . .maybe

This morning I disconnected the ammeter and the headlights still worked, so I guess I'll need to trace the wires again.

In the meantime, how best to troubleshoot the generator issue? Begin with a new cutout? and go from there?

Thanks for the advice
by paddy1998
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange charging issue . . .maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Strange charging issue . . .maybe

1925 Touring. My ammeter shows nothing ever. Cutout throws 6.3 to 6.4v at high idle (shouldn't that be higher, like 7v?). Battery is 6.4v at rest, drops to 5.7v - 5.9v when I turn on the lights, then back up to 6.4v when I turn off the lights. I can't figure out whether I've got a bad cutout, bad ge...
by paddy1998
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Titled as a '26 but . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Re: Titled as a '26 but . . .

Hey, thanks for all the info.

I'm not worried about the title (it's been titled as a '26 for at least 35 years) just more curious than anything.

It became an issue in my mind when ordering parts and such.
by paddy1998
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Titled as a '26 but . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Re: Titled as a '26 but . . .

Seems like it goes under (if I'm understanding what you're talking about - I'm still learning the lingo.)
by paddy1998
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Titled as a '26 but . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Titled as a '26 but . . .

My touring car is titled as a 1926 but bears none of the improved design features of a '26/'27. The engine number is 12521890 and my research indicates that it was manufactured at the River Rouge plant in October 1925. Keeping in mind that the engine may not be original anyway, is there some other w...
by paddy1998
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electrical Problem (possibly newbie ignorance)
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Electrical Problem (possibly newbie ignorance)

Hello all, I am the proud new owner of a 1925 Touring modified with a distributor. Here is the problem I'm having. It will start fine with the key turned counterclockwise (batt) but just dies when switched to magneto. At the risk of stating the obvious, this suggests to me that the magneto is bad (a...