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by jab35
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Idea for Fixing Flat Valve Stem Bridge Washers

Thanks for all the information. Willie obviously missed or totally misread this thread. jb

Post by Willie R » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:02 pm

Is it just that time of year or is the Model T forums dead ?
Seems no one is alive in the hobby expressing any enthusiasm or interest in helping others.
by jab35
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1417

Re: Drive shaft follies.

Work some of that red bearing grease into the flutes of the drill bit and drill slowly. The grease will capture most of the chips.
by jab35
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do new coil points need to be prepped?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Do new coil points need to be prepped?

I always clean the contacts with alcohol or carb cleaner, something that was recommended here on the forum a number of years ago. jb
by jab35
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

RV Where do you get those? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Shafts
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Rear Axle Shafts

Bob: They are reproductions made from 4140 steel, heat treated to Ford specs & surface ground, and are Ford dimensions EXCEPT 1/16" longer. They have a laser-etched trade mark, "GN" inside an oval mid-length on the axle. The portion inboard of the gear keeper is a slip fit on the gear so it's easy t...
by jab35
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

Frank: Take a look at the Vowellart Image link in my Aug 30 post above. Over tightening the fan belt might have contributed to the failure shown in the original post. The modern rubber belts do not stretch as easily as the original leather belts, and if over tightened they do not relax/stretch like ...
by jab35
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to drill out and replace key cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: How to drill out and replace key cylinder

I have re-keyed original cylinders, that's simple if you can find the correct old stock parts. (The original barrels varied in the location of guide for the slot in the key, the original tumblers exchange universally in original cylinders as far as I know.) The biggest challenge I faced was finding ...
by jab35
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 1743

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

Don: Do you have more information on the National Automobile Service Corp.? My '26 coupe had one of those badges on it when I bought it. Thanks, jb
by jab35
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

My guess is those lock washers were used to move the fan closer to the radiator and/or to improve fan belt tracking. jb
by jab35
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Plastic vs. Wood Coils
Replies: 30
Views: 3093

Re: Plastic vs. Wood Coils

Looks like an acrylic casting with original coil components, acrylic castings were very popular 'artwork' in the 1970, not that this one would not function. The cracking visible is common in 'old' acrylic pieces. IMHO, Acrylic would be a poor choice for coils in improved cars exposed to higher opera...
by jab35
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Broken fan shaft bolt destroyed my radiator

This drawing of a 1911 fan assembly appears to show the same fan, hub and shaft as the one in your pic. The nut or the female grease cup fitting served as a locknut to secure the shaft. The support bracket and belt tightening arrangement on you 16 is obviously different, the failed part and method o...
by jab35
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood seat frame
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: wood seat frame

Joe: I sent you a message, will send info tomorrow 8/30, best, jb
by jab35
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wood seat frame
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: wood seat frame

Joe: 24" center to center on My '26 coupe. I made the holes slightly over 5/8, but I'd wait to drill those til you have the seat riser, just in case. There are sheet metal tabs folded over the bottom spring frame along the front and back of the spring that wood screw to the forward and rear rails of...
by jab35
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roller Bearing Cap (spool) bolt/stud local Houston source?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Roller Bearing Cap (spool) bolt/stud local Houston source?

the stud end of that part is 13/32-16 tpi, the nut end is 3/8-16. best, jb
by jab35
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive shaft follies.
Replies: 39
Views: 1417

Re: Drive shaft follies.

Frank: That is an excellent tip, thanks for sharing, jb
by jab35
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1282

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

My inflation calculator shows $135 spent in 1962 is equivalent to $1158 in 2020, a cumulative inflation rate of 758%. Of course in comparing the value of an item like a radiator the comparison assumes identical attributes, materials, workmanship, etc. Dollar for dollar the comparison is valid, but r...
by jab35
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model t's in movies website
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: model t's in movies website

Thanks for sharing, amazing ~1,700 citations. jb
by jab35
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Painting Inside a 1927 Coupe

Don Booth shared a number of improved coupe restorations on prior forum posts. One product he used was Rust Bullet primer which he said could be sprayed or brushed. He does excellent work.
by jab35
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

The original coil wrap was cotton twill (no adhesive) saturated with shellac after installation.
by jab35
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tape for wrapping mag coils?
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Tape for wrapping mag coils?

Steve, reply to your earlier post:  Post by jab35 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:38 pm Steve: I've done one single stack, probably won't do another, the vendors do it better and faster. I would never roast or cook a core to clean it, too much risk of warping the frame. The original shellac was a bigger cha...
by jab35
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Bender (engine rebuild)
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Mike Bender (engine rebuild)

Thanks, Mark.
by jab35
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mike Bender (engine rebuild)
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Mike Bender (engine rebuild)

Has Mike Bender's Modelt-tips.com web site shut down or moved? Anyone know the current source for Mike's excellent videos? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fresh mag ring?
Replies: 29
Views: 1271

Re: Fresh mag ring?

Steve: I've done one single stack, probably won't do another, the vendors do it better and faster. I would never roast or cook a core to clean it, too much risk of warping the frame. The original shellac was a bigger challenge than the oil, I washed off most of the oil with kerosene, let it dry and ...
by jab35
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Head Gasket Failures
Replies: 17
Views: 1254

Re: Head Gasket Failures

" Can not believe how much torque it takes to re-torque sometimes" Pls elaborate-- assuming less torque needed than what was applied previously? How much less, a few % lower, half as much, etc?

And should this be done hot or cold? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starter Brush plate Busing question
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Starter Brush plate Busing question

Randy: When I replaced the bushings on the Bendix end as well as the brushplate end, the Bendix end bushing collar centered the brushes correctly on the armature. I then turned/shortened the brush end spacer to fit plus giving about 0.010" end play. If you can bolt up the starter in your pic you def...
by jab35
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fan pulley shaft problem
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Fan pulley shaft problem

Barry: This might help. app.php/gallery/image/1124
by jab35
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1761

Re: Oh No !

Or 17 feet circumference? Even so, still a very respectable tree, thanks for sharing the pics, jb
by jab35
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Cap (Breather)
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Oil Cap (Breather)

Larry: I've had straightened caps fit too tight too. The cylindrical piece of the cap needs to be loose in the tabs that attach it to the fluted cap top so the split sleeve can compress slightly when you insert it. If those tabs are crimped down tight the cap may be difficult to insert and may actua...
by jab35
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: How to Remove 1927 Coupe Body from Frame

Bruce: The right and left firewall brackets attach to the frame at front of body. Two bolts either side front floorboard area pass thru body subframe to frame mounts on outside of frame rails. Two similar bolts at front of seat riser, two more similar bolts at rear of seat riser, under seat back cus...
by jab35
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

Thanks, Steve.
by jab35
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "Ve get too soon auld...
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: "Ve get too soon auld...

Steve: Do you degrease and etch those cadmium plated items before painting? I find without doing this the paint looks good but is very fragile. jb
by jab35
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remove Pinion Gear with U-joint still on?
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Remove pinion nut with U-joint still on?

In the OP, " I am unable to fit a puller jaws onto it not enough room" suggests difficulty pulling the pinion. I'm curious how that might be accomplished. Never tried that without first removing u-joint and drive tube. regards, jb
by jab35
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Side Door
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Side Door

My 26 coupe doors have two screws in top and 4 in middle and lower hinges both in door and pillar. Apologies to Dave for hijacking his WTB advert, best, jb
by jab35
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Side Door
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Side Door

Not sure about Tudor but 28-29 pickup are same as 26-27 Coupe. It was GUNMAN63. jb
by jab35
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Side Door
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Side Door

Bob: I figured you would have already looked and your comment on rust seemed appropriate. Bob Peterson (if I have the name correct) used to have a great selection of 26-27 body parts, but that was then an then is now or however that saying goes. Good luck on your project, jb
by jab35
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Side Door
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: WTB 1927 Model T Coupe Passenger Side Door

David: There's one in Iowa on e-bay, a little rusty and maybe pricey, but it looks complete, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-T-Door-1926-1927-Coupe-Sedan-1928-1929-Model-A-truck-Ford-Right-Side/333620825440?hash=item4dad59cd60:g:1xEAAOSw2TJe33tY IIRC, Bob Peterson in Northern MN, maybe Shelevn (sp?) ...
by jab35
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T's and parts at auction NW PA
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: T's and parts at auction NW PA

On my screen these devices appear to be a type of thickness measuring gage. The thumb lever on the handle end allows the gage to open for alignment on the piece being measured. The indicator on the far end operates from rack and pinion arrangement. Open the jaw, align anvils on the part being measur...
by jab35
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

Jim: The single stop and bumper in the pic is pretty beat up, the coupe had a 1943 plate on it when I got it in 1967. I think the T spent its life on gravel roads in central Wisconsin.
by jab35
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: 26-27 Lower Metal channel door glass

Jim: The window regulator channel on my unmolested, unrestored '26 coupe with original glass appears similar to your modified part. The 'roller' is captive in the channel formed by the glass edge support and the 'L' piece. The 'L' piece is 12.25" long and begins 6" rearward of the forward edge of th...
by jab35
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1229

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

Bill: Re-read Allan's post, tapered rollers require cone shape races to roll true. Cylindrical rollers against flat races have to 'skid' as others have noted. It's bronze for me. Drive careful everyone. jb
by jab35
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tight engine after it runs
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: Tight engine after it runs

Ron "it seams to tighten up and the engine slowdown until it dies" Have you confirmed the engine is 'tight'? Immediately after it stalls can you still turn it over with the crank? IMHO, this sounds like fuel starvation, whatever the cause, good luck on the repair, hope it's simple. jb
by jab35
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Window regulator question
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: 26/27 Window regulator question

From Lang's:
The answer our technical staff have produced is as follows.

The "roller" is fixed and slides in the window channel.
by jab35
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26/27 Window regulator question
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: 26/27 Window regulator question

The new replacements appear to be riveted solidly to the arm, making it a slider, not a roller. jb

https://cdn.modeltford.com/i/c/476374l.jpg
by jab35
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1454

Re: Making a gas gauge for a cowl tank

John: refer to Ken's post in: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/25 ... 1346263614

By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Friday, August 10, 2012 - 06:07 pm:
It really isn't Rocket Science. If you're so inclined to get up from your PC, you can make one.
by jab35
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question re front spring perches
Replies: 21
Views: 1759

Re: Question re front spring perches

Has anyone out there measured the actual caster angle built into an original Ford NOS front spring perch? Is it 5.5 degrees or something less? I asked this question previously when this same topic was discussed. Mark is correct, the recommended linear measurement values do not give 5.5 degrees caste...
by jab35
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: They hung up on me!!

When I told them "this call is being recorded for security and quality assurance purposes" they called me a bad name and hung up! YMMV, jb
by jab35
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Fordor window regulators
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: 1927 Fordor window regulators

The '26-'27 T coupe doors were used on early model A pickups so those window regulators should be the same. jb
by jab35
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got a 27 Coupe
Replies: 74
Views: 6449

Re: Got a 27 Coupe

That's really nice work on the molding, thanks for posting all your progress reports. jb
by jab35
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: up or down
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: up or down

Bob: I suspect that while the shim improved the mechanical connection between the transmission and drive shaft tube assembly, it also enhanced the acoustic coupling of the parts, essentially 'turning up the volume' of sounds already present. Drive careful, jb
by jab35
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vinegar radiator flush question
Replies: 27
Views: 2377

Re: Vinegar radiator flush question

Evaporust and associated products convert solid Iron oxides to water soluble Iron Chelate in a near-neutral pH solution, but do not react with the base metal like acids do. I have no association with Evaporust or Thermocure so this is NOT an endorsement on my part. From the posted link: "One of the ...
by jab35
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Smelly Tool Boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: Smelly Tool Boxes

I've had some of those stinking plastic handled tool sets get moldy too. Some types of mold love those organic acids. jb
by jab35
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just to be sure
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Just to be sure

Perhaps you will be ok removing both, after replacing installing new berg's radiator and thoroughly cleaning engine head and block water passages. Personally, I would never disconnect fan, but some who post here do. Take care, jb
by jab35
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: reverse eye spring question
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: reverse eye spring question

Steven, where/what are you measuring? Center to center line of spring eye to underside of the arch crown of the bottom leaf? Measuring the stock front spring on my '26 coupe, reversing the spring eye, while keeping the same spring arch contour, would lower the front end of the chassis 1-1/4". I'm su...
by jab35
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto coil gap.
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Magneto coil gap.

Sorry for the bad result. The gap problem is made worse by the fact magnetic 'coupling' is a function of the square of the gap distance, not a simple linear function of distance. Unfortunately, fixing the gap is a big deal, but likely will be necessary for the engine to run properly. Best, jb.
by jab35
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1408

Re: Magneto problem

I think there may be some peaks in Alaska that would do. Probably no roads or T's up there though, drive careful everyone, jb.
by jab35
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1408

Re: Magneto problem

IIRC, the BP decreases about 1 F per 500 ft increase in elevation, so at 16000 ft elevation 180F would be about right. The Curie point remains the same however, jb.
by jab35
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another mag problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1203

Re: Another mag problem

Before you take anything apart, take Scott C up on his offer. Good luck, all the best, jb
by jab35
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cork Gaskets
Replies: 28
Views: 1455

Re: Cork Gaskets

by jab35
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VR or cutout
Replies: 15
Views: 1248

Re: VR or cutout

Darin: Many Funprojects items became (and remain) very scarce shortly after Birdhaven acquired the business. I'm thankful for what they do provide but waited over a year for a 6V FP regulator. jb
by jab35
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts
Replies: 17
Views: 1482

Re: Any way to reduce hogshead leaks thru pedal shafts

Philip: Please elaborate on the O-ring application. Specifically, O-ring dimensions and material, and chamfer geometry & depth. I assume the 0.010" O-ring 'crush' is against a 45 degree chamfer in the cam bore and the flat side of the hogshead? Thanks, jb
by jab35
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: wobbly rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: wobbly rear wheel

Thom: Wobble and Shaking are two sides of the same coin. You have shaking, have you measured or visually confirmed actual Wobble? If no wobble and no visible wheel damage, I'd look at balance issues with the new tire/wheel assembly. Are you using dynabeeds or similar? That's where I would start. Bes...
by jab35
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got in a hurry.
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: I got in a hurry.

Richard: I'm surprised ( shocked, actually) that you do not maintain a pre-rusted inventory of that particular sheet metal so the finished parts match the car better. Nice work on the part by the way, I continue to enjoy your posts, pics, and artwork. best, jb
by jab35
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How many of us ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1862

Re: How many of us ?

My '26 coupe, purchased in 1967 was the first car with my name on the title. The coupe is still undergoing restoration.
by jab35
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "EE" Crankshaft
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: "EE" Crankshaft

And both types are forgings, not just simple castings, correct?
by jab35
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Kingston L4 Cork Purpose
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: The Kingston L4 Cork Purpose

This archived post contains some relevant info. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/233795.html

jb
by jab35
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed Car Rear and Side Window Installation
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Closed Car Rear and Side Window Installation

William: The vendors are good about answering questions, Lang's has advised me on several occasions. ( I have no affiliation with Lang's, but they give me very good service.) The glass with edge rubber should fit inside the opening after interior upholstery is fitted. I'd be concerned about the glas...
by jab35
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Closed Car Rear and Side Window Installation
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Closed Car Rear and Side Window Installation

William: Lang's offers rear and side coupe window rubber channel, p/#'s 8030 & 8035. The rear is $6.95 for an 80" long piece. https://www.modeltford.com/item/8030.aspx That's what I'd start with, other vendors may have it too. Good luck with your project, jb
by jab35
Sat May 30, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 gas tank
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: 26 gas tank

Mack: Don't cut open those tanks unless they are totally rusted out. Those '26-'27 cowl tanks are an endangered species. Good luck with your project, jb
by jab35
Fri May 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wondering about mileage
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Wondering about mileage

Rich: OK, I will bite. It's 1.125 Trillion miles. Others may have more accurate data, please share.

I think another interesting 'fact' would be how many Model T miles, and Model T passenger miles were logged by year, 1908 to present.

Drive careful, jb
by jab35
Sat May 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

Re: Rear Main Bearing rough/porous

On my screen this appears like a Babbitt shmear on the inner surface a shell type bearing. The thrust end appears to me to be loose from the block, making it appear to me as Babbitt slathered on the inside of a shell. If this is the case, was the block over-bored to accommodate the additional thickn...
by jab35
Fri May 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 1341

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

Thanks, Chris. There's more stuff there at this moment. jb
by jab35
Mon May 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 T Coupe Windsield Hinge Rubber
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: 1927 T Coupe Windsield Hinge Rubber

Dave: My original '26 coup does not have a seal on the top hinge, the visor apparently gives some protection keeping most water out. If anything were sandwiched between the hinge and body my windshield would not close, it's a tight fit as it is. best, jb
by jab35
Mon May 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rim question
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: Rim question

Check the tire size, the 26-27 with split rims should be 440/450-21 tires with the 21 referring to 21" Rim; the demountable, non-split (clincher) rims should have 30-3 or 30-3 1/2, with the 30 referring to 30" rim size. The two types of rims do not interchange, if the wheels on the car are split rim...
by jab35
Sun May 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.
Replies: 20
Views: 1292

Re: 26-7 Fan Hub removal.

by jab35
Sat May 16, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Door upholstery question for 27 fordor

These? https://www.modeltford.com/item/D-NAIL.aspx A ring shank drywall nail is "close", but not perfect either. jb
by jab35
Thu May 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Ford
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Vintage Ford

Is it April already???
by jab35
Tue May 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Going Backward – Mag Gap Readjust

Richard: I would not force that 4th main. Dan Hatch is practically giving rebabbited ones away, bored undersize to your specifications and no core charge. best, jb
by jab35
Tue May 05, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6139

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Thanks Chris and others. I'll catch the movie when it comes out, best, jb
by jab35
Mon May 04, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how to install/remove a transmission spring
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: how to install/remove a transmission spring

The zip tie application is a great idea! Thanks for posting that, jb
by jab35
Sun May 03, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1868

Re: My radiator shell does not fit my new radiator. ??

Mark: The original Ford round tube radiator on my '26 coupe sits 5/16" back from the front top edge of the tank. FWIW, jb
by jab35
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission Oil Video
Replies: 53
Views: 3291

Re: Transmission Oil Video

Max: Thanks for sharing, this is really good information, and a considerable effort to produce, well done. Were both engines running at similar engine temperature and rpm, and using same viscosity oil in the side by side comparisons? The retained oil on your screen was a surprise to me, but as noted...
by jab35
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Use a torque wrench in difficult places
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Use a torque wrench in difficult places

Anton suggests' backing off the setting' to correct for the added length. I'd say this is fine for this application, and you note Anton is keeping the 'extension' in line with the torque wrench handle, doing so simplifies the correction calculation. With the 'extension' in line with the handle as sh...
by jab35
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Headlight Ajustment

Great article. Don't use windex-type cleaners on a silvered reflector, use a quality silver flatware cleaner and hand buff. jb
by jab35
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: other forum
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: other forum

Works fine, it's a ghost town compared to this place though.

Here's the home page, doubt the address is your problem but this link worked fine, take care, jb

https://modeltfordfix.com/
by jab35
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Start of the Season Fuel Mixture Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: First Start of the Season Fuel Mixture Problems

Debris/junk in the intake will richen the mixture, like partial choke closure. If I were dealing with this problem, I'd first check fuel flow by opening the carb drain, and if flow is 'good', indicating adequate supply from tank, I'd still remove the carb and clean and check everything, confirm/corr...
by jab35
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? Generator gear problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1751

Re: Timing gear: Aluminum? Nylon? Generator gear problem

Mark: Remove the gear and check gear bore and shaft fit, if that's loose, a new pin isn't the cure. Also check the shaft and gear holes with a new pin. If the shaft and gear bore fit is acceptable, but the pin is not tight in both gear and shaft, you need to ream out the holes and install an oversiz...
by jab35
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The frustration of incompetence
Replies: 124
Views: 11698

Re: The frustration of incompetence

I agree with Dick, however, 'what you didn't do last' is important too, I'm still concerned valve function/dysfunction may not have been adequately addressed earlier. Good luck, Steve, you are a good sport in sharing all this and maintaining a sense of humor when people offer you $5 for you car. Ple...
by jab35
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Gas Tank Overflow Pipe Bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: 26-27 Gas Tank Overflow Pipe Bolt

The overall length is one inch, the unthreaded portion is 0.187" diameter x 0.575" in length, 1/4-28 thread as stated. The length is important, the unthreaded portion passes thru a .187"+ hole in one side of the overflow tube and presses against the inside of that tube against the inside of the drai...
by jab35
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!
Replies: 16
Views: 1317

Re: NEW MTFCA & Museum Website Launches April 18!

The MTFCA new website is simply superb! Thanks for everyone's work in providing this update. jb

Small correction on the vendors' list, Classtique has moved from Lino Lakes, MN. Link and phone # is unchanged
Current address:
Classtique Upholstery, Inc.
30350 Akerson St.
Lindstrom, MN 55045
by jab35
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Coupe top wood drawings
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: 26-27 Coupe top wood drawings

Don Booth has restored several '26-'27 coupes over the past few years. You will find his posts useful, here is one example giving the info you seek, Good luck, jb
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1460655088
by jab35
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly of Fun Projects Coilbox kit
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: Assembly of Fun Projects Coilbox kit

William: I assume yours is a FunProjects kit, referenced here: http://www.funprojects.com/products/5000RK.aspx The photo in the link shows a circular counterbore recess at the end of the channel to accommodate the carriage bolt head, your kit may not have that feature. I did a '26 kit some time back...
by jab35
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Homecoming in Richmond Cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Homecoming in Richmond Cancelled

Susan: Are the cancelled/postponed museum events noted on the home page? It appears the homecoming announcement on the home page does not mention cancellation. Sorry to be a pain, I know you have plenty to do without people like me suggesting things. Thanks for all you do for our Model T community, ...
by jab35
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: Cushion spring gap

Good tips from Scott and others, thanks. My rant should have also stated that I'm thankful for the availability of these parts; the adjustment is more of an annoyance than anything, and a number of creative approaches have been offered. I've used everything from a $50,000.00 mechanical testing machi...
by jab35
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cushion spring gap
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: Cushion spring gap

Why isn't the cushion spring gap set correctly and consistency by the manufacturer? I know, this is a rhetorical question, but making these things to spec isn't exactly rocket science ,,,,,. The need to adjust new parts with a hammer or vicegrip just seems wrong to me. Stay safe everyone, jb
by jab35
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Texas Hill Country-magneto/flywheel gap gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Texas Hill Country-magneto/flywheel gap gauge

Mike Bender has a good video demonstrating this technique. jb
by jab35
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt Chart v 2.1
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: Bolt Chart v 2.1

Adrian: Bendix cover screw description (p/n 5059) is 14-24, not 1/4-24, these are NOT interchangeable as I noted earlier. I respectfully suggest the notes entry should reflect this fact, the #14 screw diameter is 0.242, not 15/64 (0.2344"). Again, not a criticism of your work, but I feel getting it ...
by jab35
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Social Distancing Video
Replies: 255
Views: 19655

Re: Today's Social Distancing Video

Thanks, Are the videos played in real time? Seems faster than ~30 mph. Of course I haven't driven anything is 2 weeks so my perspective may need recalibrating. Take care, jb
by jab35
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Today's Social Distancing Video
Replies: 255
Views: 19655

Re: Today's Social Distancing Video

Scott: Thanks for sharing, I really enjoy you videos. How fast were you driving? Stay safe, jb