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by Roz
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crank modification????
Replies: 29
Views: 1230

Re: Crank modification????

Jonah, regarding your original question, when you are hand cranking the engine, you will only get a compression stroke every half revolution of the hand crank. It takes two complete revolutions to get all four cylinders over a compression stroke. You will not be able to crank it over two compression...
by Roz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Truefire timing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 947

Re: Truefire timing issue?

Is one of the timer posts hitting the pan bolt directly beneath the timer?
by Roz
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a club near me
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Looking for a club near me

Ricky forgot to mention that the Tennessee T's offer FREE memberships to students. We do this to encourage interested younger folks to participate. We would love to have you as a member. Just go to our web site and fill out the membership application. Be sure to note on the application that you are ...
by Roz
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Show us your hit n miss engines
Replies: 25
Views: 1869

Re: Show us your hit n miss engines

This is the only one I could find a picture of. 1-3/4 HP Buckeye. Made in Lima, Ohio in the mid teens.
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by Roz
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,
Replies: 92
Views: 5734

Re: I ALMOST GAVE UP........,

Hank, I can't say enough how great this is. You have given these young men some discipline and direction that will affect them for the rest of their lives. They will never forget what you have provided for them. I had a shop teacher in high school that did the same for me, and to this day I am thank...
by Roz
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sticking valves?
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Sticking valves?

I vote for vacuum leak at the intake manifold. I would not pull the pistons to change the rings at this point. Also, you said there was some smoke coming out of the hole in the valve cover. That would indicate to me loose valve guides, which would be less likely to make a sticky valve. Before you te...
by Roz
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Erosion of Headgasket Surface
Replies: 14
Views: 1161

Re: Erosion of Headgasket Surface

Most shops only take off a few thousandths when they deck a block. Just enough to make it flat. I usually have them leave witness marks to show that a minimum was removed. I have had to have the area you are concerned about spray welded to build it up before the decking operation. I don’t like to cu...
by Roz
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1496

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

The needles or rollers in those bearings would have to be tapered to rotate correctly. The straight ones, like the ones you buy today, will have to do some skidding as the assembly rotates. That's what wears them flat. The straight ones seem to me to be a poor design.
by Roz
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD - For Sale New Ruckstell P211 Ball Bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: SOLD - For Sale New Ruckstell P211 Ball Bearing

If you reply to the email that was sent through the forum you will get that message because it wasn't sent to me. You have to send it to my address which was stated in the message, not just hit reply. This was not a scam. I got your email and responded with a refusal of your low ball offer. A nice g...
by Roz
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD - For Sale New Ruckstell P211 Ball Bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: For Sale New Ruckstell P211 Ball Bearing

Bearing is sold.
by Roz
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD - For Sale New Ruckstell P211 Ball Bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 536

SOLD - For Sale New Ruckstell P211 Ball Bearing

For Sale - Brand new in package SKF 7212 BECBY ball bearing. This is the P211 angular contact ball bearing that presses onto the P139 bronze thrust plate in the Ruckstell differential. $75.00 includes shipping to your door. Click on my user name and send me a PM or email. I will take PayPal, check o...
by Roz
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Fast is Too Fast?
Replies: 43
Views: 3133

Re: How Fast is Too Fast?

This is discussed from time to time. My opinion. Ford built the Model T to be capable of going 45 mph. That doesn’t mean that is the cruising speed. You wouldn’t go out and drive your modern car wide open all the time. Most tours I’ve been on run 25 to 35, and we plan about 25 when we are setting up...
by Roz
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Connecting Rod Babbitt Crack

Those are ugly. The corner radii are not round, and there is a lot of grime on the flat areas around the bolts, even on the edges of the babbitt. The X grooves will do nothing without oil holes and dippers. I have seen nicer grooves put in with a can opener. You would be better off without them. Som...
by Roz
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Pinion Gear With Bore Taper Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1664

Re: New Pinion Gear With Bore Taper Issues

It looks to me like the bearing inner sleeve on the drive shaft is preventing the gear from seating on the taper. Push the sleeve on a little further by tightening the gear down with the nut and there's your dinner. Nothing wrong with the gear.
by Roz
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Shop Stinks
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: My Shop Stinks

Tell them to social distance. End of problem.
by Roz
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving again but--
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

Re: Driving again but--

This guy on YouTube is running a test of gasoline and several additives for a year. He starts and runs 10 different small engines to see what is happening to the fuel. Keep in mind he is part comedian, but he does have some good videos. The original post concerned SeaFoam, and one of the additives h...
by Roz
Wed May 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire preasure
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: tire preasure

You can also get your steering components too tight which will cause your car to wander all over the road and be difficult to drive.
by Roz
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cutting the Grass
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Cutting the Grass

When I was young and dumb my brother and I would try to fly low enough over my uncle’s corn field to knock the tassels off. If we saw him out in the field we would bomb him with paper sacks of flour.
by Roz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS- 4th main for core
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: FS- 4th main for core

I usually save all the used ones I get through the year, then give them to Gene at Chickasha. I still have them since we didn’t get to go, so I’ll probably mail them to him. I don’t take anything for them. I just give them to him for the service he provides.
by Roz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

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

It is possible to install the cam shaft 180 out of time when the timing marks on the crankshaft and camshaft line up correctly. Put the gear on the camshaft with the timing marks aligned then rotate the engine by hand and watch when the exhaust valve opens on number one cylinder. It should start to...
by Roz
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

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

I’m sorry. I thought it was on topic. I was trying to explain why you can’t get the cam gear out 180 degrees, which was his question.
by Roz
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

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

There could actually be two timing marks on the cam gear 180 apart and either one would work. If all other things are equal, you might want to rethink that. I don’t understand what you are saying. The gear could go on the cam two possible ways. One way is 180 out from the other. That means the cam ...
by Roz
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Had A Fellow Model T Brother Show Up...,
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Had A Fellow Model T Brother Show Up...,

Dom is too mean to get sick. :lol:
by Roz
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This ^%$#(& engine is driving me crazy!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2661

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

A Model A timing gear indexes only one way because of the way you time the ignition. Timing is set at #1 TDC. When you take the timing pin out, turn it over and put it back in the hole, there is only one spot on the gear that is #1 TDC. That’s where the pin drops into the dimple. I guess Ford though...
by Roz
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB SPOKE JACK
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: WTB SPOKE JACK

PM sent to you.
by Roz
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1677

Re: Headlight problems

I don’t quite understand his terminal strip either. Looks like a jumper from the battery terminal (yellow wire) to one of the headlight terminals. If he installed that jumper, that could be why he only has one working.
by Roz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled
Replies: 28
Views: 3828

Re: Chickasha Postponed - Now Cancelled

Is this country’s reaction to this virus what we have to look forward to now in the future? The CDC estimates that 12,000 people died from the flu between October 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020, or four months. This new virus has been here since at least November of last year, and we have as of this a...
by Roz
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Hoping to pick up at Chickasha
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: Hoping to pick up at Chickasha

See you there Ryan!
by Roz
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Assembly Lube......what are you using??
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

Re: Assembly Lube......what are you using??

Red Perma-Tex engine assembly lube. Stays in place and doesn’t harden.
by Roz
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Compressed Air Breakin
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: Compressed Air Breakin

What is the advantage of “breaking in” an engine with air instead of running in the car?
by Roz
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 4295

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

Like I said, I’m not disparaging any other engine builder. I’m sure they must know some secrets I don’t and I’m open to learn. Maybe I should go visit them. The OP asked if 4000 was reasonable for parts. I listed most of the common parts I replace when I build an engine and got the prices out of one...
by Roz
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 4295

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

He probably meant to say that the crankshaft was being reground, not rebuilt. If I got an estimate from somebody (professional) who said he could rebuild a complete engine and transmission for $2,000 in parts, I think I would keep looking. You can't do it now for what you could a year ago. I'm not i...
by Roz
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 4295

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

4K does not sound unreasonable to me for parts. By the time you do the machining on the block and buy all the parts, you won't be far from that. The last several engines I have built have bumped that amount. He said new cam, pistons, rods, valves, mains redone, crank ground, magneto, transmission, e...
by Roz
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery
Replies: 21
Views: 2489

Re: I couldn't help myself, My New 1912 Delivery

I've had the privilege to see it in person. It truly is a beautiful car, probably more so in person if that’s possible. Congratulations Ricky on finding the car of your dreams.
by Roz
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running
Replies: 21
Views: 2179

Re: Gas Blowing Out Carburetor When Running

If it is ignition related, it would be a backfire, or for some reason igniting when the intake valve is open. If it’s not firing back out of the carb and just chuffing raw gas spray out, it has to be valve related. The only way gas can flow backward through the carb is through an open intake valve. ...
by Roz
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

Re: Your Technique for removing rusted in & through valves

I got these out using penetrating oil and tapping the butt end through the lifter holes. Patience is key. I have seen them so thin that they break off as soon as you start tapping. I have never had to drill one out.

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by Roz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 6556

Re: Memory

What were we talking about?
by Roz
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driver's side headlight won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 2754

Re: Driver's side headlight won't light

He is having the problem with magneto headlights. They are wired in series. I don’t quite understand how one can work and one not since the current has to pass through both. If one burned out, neither one lights. Seems like it would have to be a ground problem.
by Roz
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: No tests required!
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

No tests required!

My grand daughter is 16 and has been learning to drive since summer. They live in Olive Branch, Mississippi. She has not had drivers ed in school, just her parents coaching her. Last week she went in to take her driving test and found that no test, either written or driving, was required. All the DM...
by Roz
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 2660

Re: "OK, boomer"

Now don’t get me wrong, I am NOT calling anyone names. I’m just saying I’d rather be a boomer than a troll, but that’s just me. I am in line with the way of thinking that says I didn’t ask to be born, I didn’t design the social security system, I didn’t vote for it, I don’t control it, and I have no...
by Roz
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 2660

Re: "OK, boomer"

” take money from people to whom it belongs and gives it to people to whom it does not belong.”

Not so. Some of it belongs to me and I’m collecting.
by Roz
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 2660

Re: "OK, boomer"

I paid into social security and Medicare my whole working life, so I’m just now getting some of that back. I am not denying anyone any government benefits. These young folks have the same opportunities to pay into the system just like I did. I also put myself through school with no government debt f...
by Roz
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stipe cam
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: Stipe cam

I looked at Langs’ catalog for Stipe cams. It says they “can be used with stock lifters”. It doesn’t say you can’t use adjustable lifters. I take that to mean no special lifters required. I have put in several Stipe cams with adjustable lifters with no problems.
by Roz
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Henry Ford Is Running For Sheriif In Louisiana ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

Re: FJ - Henry Ford Is Running For Sheriif In Louisiana ...

Right up there with Mr. Ford, is our own Scott Conger, who was elected mayor of Jackson, TN.
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by Roz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 6527

Re: Post your favorite sign

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by Roz
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 6527

Re: Post your favorite sign

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by Roz
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking the crop
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Checking the crop

Checking out the cotton crop here in West Tennessee.

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Cotton likes the hot weather. The bolls are starting to open. Soon it will be time for defoliation and the fields will be pure white as far as the eye can see.
by Roz
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 3414

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

If you run over a walrus in the road, it could get jammed up under there and break the glass. :D
by Roz
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 4287

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Sorry to hear this news, Charles. Hope you heal quickly.
by Roz
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headed to Cookevill
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Headed to Cookevill

MTFCA National Tour in Cookeville, TN sponsored by the Tennessee T’s.
by Roz
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show us your TT
Replies: 63
Views: 6955

Re: Show us your TT

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by Roz
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: When cows fly
Replies: 15
Views: 2496

Re: When cows fly

They wind tunneled that cow wrong. Cows always stand with their butts to the wind. That’s how you tell which way the wind is blowing when you have to pick a field for a dead stick landing.
by Roz
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4th of July Parade teaching my grandson to maintain and drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: 4th of July Parade teaching my grandson to maintain and drive

Dallas, if that boy had a beard I'd think it was you.
by Roz
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This is becoming ridiculous!
Replies: 50
Views: 6545

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

They’re gonna put the retail parts stores out of business. That’s a loss of a few jobs.
by Roz
Sat May 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T quiz
Replies: 17
Views: 2630

Re: T quiz

Top prop nut keeper. Not sure if that’s the right nomenclature.
by Roz
Sat May 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: Muffler pack nut loose

I love Model T’s, but I think sometimes we need to be reminded that the Model T was designed and built during the period of automotive infancy. Henry Ford was smart and had a keen mechanical mind, but he was not perfect. Let’s face it. There are some less than perfectly designed parts on the car, du...
by Roz
Mon May 06, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Re: Sort of OT-rattle can paint problem

I have had good luck with the Rust-oleum High Performance Enamel. You have to closely follow the instructions on the can. If it says wait 10 minutes to recoat, watch the time and spray in 10 minutes. If it says wait a few minutes, I usually wait about five. If you can’t recoat in the specified time,...
by Roz
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which way should the blade cut?
Replies: 17
Views: 3347

Re: Which way should the blade cut?

It should turn ccw as you are looking at the blade side of the saw, and cut on the pulling stroke. Those are good saws. When the blade wears out, you can make several nice knife blades from it.
by Roz
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Replacing a Valve Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Replacing a Valve Part 2

That broken piece of valve that was missing may have gotten under the intake valve and bent it. I would check compression on #3.