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by walber
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 1199

Re: Unknown Cylinder Head and Lubrication Questions

The only place you want 600 wt oil in a stock T is the rear axle. Some vendors carry it, Snyder's has it at https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/M-533_600-W-OIL-QUART-BOTTLES?fromCategory=Products/model-a/transmission-3-speed Engine oil is a totally different issue with many opinions. I ...
by walber
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting Flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Lifting Flywheel

Very Nice!
by walber
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Kevin - The Gerber Special put together by Santiago/Reichlin and engine from Scott Hills has an offset chassis and is one pretty special car. https://images.app.goo.gl/xMtpCEjYAkJ3bG4NA

You've likely seen it.
by walber
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 up 2 down project
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: 2 up 2 down project

Kevin - I think a bunch of us in the peanut gallery would be glad to see you take it on. It's fun to live vicariously looking at your projects with the obvious skills and equipment to do great things. Go Kevin!
by walber
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)
Replies: 32
Views: 1389

Re: HELP It runs for about a mile and dies(Frontenac Touring head worth)

A bit of heresy but I put a Weber 32/36 carb on my Fronty speedster and love it. Not correct for sure and needed to make up a simple manifold but performs very nicely and better than my previous "can't adjust it" Zenith HP5A. I swapped jets on the Zenith a few times and got it to run clean and get 2...
by walber
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 511

Re: Warford Transmissions

Auxiliary transmissions can be real handy. Particularly for real slow driving in parades, climbing super steep hills, or lower rpm at high speeds on flat to moderate terrain. That said, I highly recommend getting the T running well and fully sorted out with a stock drivetrain and build your driving ...
by walber
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1495

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Let me see, no accidents but over the last 35 years I've had a few flat tires, 3 crankshaft failures, one instance of oil petcock opening and losing babbitt, and 2 pinion gear failures. Also had a hydraulic wheel cylinder fail and a brake line cracked. Some timer and coil issues, and one modern coil...
by walber
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying More pics
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Mystery Engine. Need help Identifying More pics

Not much like the '58 Goliath I worked on back in the 60's. It was a horizontally opposed water cooled 4 cylinder. Had a 4 speed on the column and front wheel drive. It was really a pretty neat little car. About the size of a VW bug for interior space but a more stylish little car (as late 50s small...
by walber
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Most likely our last tour
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Most likely our last tour

Joys of the midwest. Talked to my brother-in-law in central Kansas - High today was 82 but they project it will be in the low 20's by tomorrow morning. Another Kansas "hold my beer" kind of day. He really likes the small town and the weather and chiggers just give him something to complain about.
by walber
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1628

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

In the early 60's, I pumped gas at a local station In North Seattle and there was an elderly lady that drove an early 20's T Coupe. According to the fellow who owned the station, she was a spinster and that was her only car. Even then it was best to pick you routes carefully driving a T in Seattle t...
by walber
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine building considerations
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Engine building considerations

I used a single stack all the way around but while the internal funnel is installed I also run pressurize oil to the mains which gets plenty of oil up front. The spools are there mainly to ensure enough oil gets splashed around for the transmission. Doubled spools might well be better if using a spl...
by walber
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: Options for spark ignition for twin plug heads

Sounds like an interesting experiment. Would also be nice to compare running either by itself as well as combined.
by walber
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HP At A Minimal Cost
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: HP At A Minimal Cost

Stock configuration pistons let you easily select any high compression head that suits your fancy. And of course, if you want to return to a stock motor, change the head and you're done. Lot's of flexibility for a flathead. Domed pistons limit you to running a stock head and while the compression ra...
by walber
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine building considerations
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: Engine building considerations

On my speedster, I left out the mag ring and magnets but kept the spools on the flywheel to help fling the oil. Not sure about long term but it's worked for me since '94. On a stock T I would keep the mag ring and magnets. The momentum from the flywheel is good for the heavier car and you or the nex...
by walber
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear - Gear found Thanks
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear

Joe,

None of those look like the gears for the distributor I have. Steve sent me a photo to confirm it was what I needed. This is an original for this setup.
by walber
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear - Gear found Thanks
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear

I agree with Steve about this being an older 009. Going to Napa and asking for a cap and rotor will get you the wrong thing. The Napa cap and rotor are lower and the shaft for their rotor is smaller. I did some searching and found the Bosch 03010 cap and Bosch 04033 rotor fit this distributor. I thi...
by walber
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a distributor drive gear (not TTP version) Gear found Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Need a distributor drive gear (not TTP version)

Hank,
I've gotten lucky and Steve Tomaso found a new gear in his stash so I'm covered. Good to have one for the box you are getting and maybe a spare if/when someone else needs it. The search feature on this forum is a really good thing.
by walber
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a distributor drive gear (not TTP version) Gear found Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Need a distributor drive gear (not TTP version)

Thanks Steve. I was hoping that there might have been some parts in the stuff you got from Rudy Saarela or somewhere else. I don't know if you ever used one of those Rader conversion distributors that Rudy sold.
by walber
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Fs distributor sold
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Fs distributor

This is the same setup that I have that I lost the gear for. You should check out the solution for a gear that Hank provided as a response to my message "Wanted - Distributer Drive Gear" at https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16064
by walber
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear - Gear found Thanks
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear

Hank,
Interesting solution. If I'm seeing this correctly, you take one of the B08 gears and add an insert to fit to the cam that is partially a smooth sleeve for a ways and then threaded for the end of the cam? I'm no machinist but might be able to pull that off.
Walt
by walber
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear - Gear found Thanks
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear

Yes, there were apparently a few different setups for holding the gears. I was talking with Dave at Chaffins and he had seen the style I have and said the Texas T distributor is also a screw on style but the reverse pitch on the gears.
by walber
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need a distributor drive gear (not TTP version) Gear found Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Need a distributor drive gear (not TTP version) Gear found Thanks

I have a perfectly good 009 Distributor conversion done by Mr Rader back in the late 80's / early 90's but can not find the matching drive gear that goes on the end of the camshaft. The gear screws on the end of the camshaft and according to Dave at Chaffins it is the reverse pitch of the gear used ...
by walber
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear - Gear found Thanks
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Wanted - Distributor Drive Gear - Gear found Thanks

I have a perfectly good 009 Distributor conversion done by Mr Rader back in the late 80's / early 90's but can not find the matching drive gear that goes on the end of the camshaft. The gear screws on the end of the camshaft and according to Dave at Chaffins it is the reverse pitch of the gear used ...
by walber
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

Well Kevin, won't you need another challenge down the road a bit? It could be really interesting. :D
by walber
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads
Replies: 59
Views: 2392

Re: OHV, OHC, DOHC Heads

I don't know who owned the car but remember a T with a Pinto OHC head. Only saw it once and found it interesting. OHC would be a lot easier to adapt with no concern about valve guide spacing etc. General alignment of cylinder bores could be off slightly but I'm sure there would be a lot of fun issue...
by walber
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I've got a cool head.
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: I've got a cool head.

Well that one should be interesting. Might be a bit more oomph
by walber
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help In need of a pan streighting
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Help In need of a pan streighting

I don't know of anyone in Oregon but Bill Bender in Burien and Steve Tomaso in Longbranch both have pan jigs. A bit of a drive north but if arranged in advance could likely be a one day up and back trip. Let me know if you need email addresses or phone numbers.
by walber
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: A Blacksmith and his custom T tools

Handles for pulling a Model A head?
by walber
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Instead of pouring Babbitt...
Replies: 35
Views: 3418

Re: Instead of pouring Babbitt...

How is oil supposed to get to the mains?
by walber
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T Trip around Michigan
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: T Trip around Michigan

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Great inspiration. Properly prepared and maintained you can go most anywhere.
by walber
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is easier to repair: A or T?
Replies: 15
Views: 1669

Re: Which is easier to repair: A or T?

I haven't found one easier than the other but there was a steeper learning curve required for the T. The T was my first pre'50's car so I had a bunch to learn. Not hard to learn, just a lot. OK, I'll confess that after a few years I grew frustrated with T coils and switched to a distributor. All the...
by walber
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carb for a fronty head. What
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Carb for a fronty head. What

I've used a Zenith HP5A and liked it for general performance as well as being correct. The only challenge is jets are fixed and not readily available. Stan Howe has some solutions for that. Late last summer I tried a Weber 32/34 downdraft. Friend had been using one on his Prus head speedster and it'...
by walber
Mon May 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3919

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

AC could be added to either an A or a T. Would take some mods that require some skills and knowledge (or $$). Expecting cruising at 45 in a T or 65 in an A would require significant upgrades in any case. Both would need modifications to power, gearing and brakes to be anything near reliable and conf...
by walber
Thu May 14, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 7391

Re: What did you do with your T Model in May ?

In the midst of pulling the engine out of my speedster. It broke during the Labor Day 200 mile endurance run in Omak. 99% sure the rear flange is no longer properly connected to the rest of the crank. It's a shortened A crank that came in an engine I bought a while back that had been built up but ne...
by walber
Mon May 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 17410

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Not a T but reminds me of 1Lt Fred. Back in the 70's he invited my wife and I and a friend over for dinner and a bridge game. His Harley frame was in his kitchen, the engine all apart and spread over his kitchen table. We had dinner in his living room at his family heirloom antique table, with china...
by walber
Wed May 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Source of 6 Volt Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 2516

Re: Source of 6 Volt Battery

NAPA usually has them, I've also seen them at Batteries+Bulbs.
by walber
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 9552

Re: Speedsters

At Kit Carson Pass
by walber
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedsters
Replies: 92
Views: 9552

Re: Speedsters

It was an excellent tour and a great day!
by walber
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 7452

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

I rather expected the MTFCA supported webinar would be turned down as it would include using tool(s) sold by Mike and would be considered advertising. A distinction between that and Ron or Brent demonstrating coil rebuild or tuning would be that they sell a service (which they are telling you how to...
by walber
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brake as service brake
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

Re: Emergency brake as service brake

Nash Metro brakes have been adapted to small drum rear ends, I don't know that anyone ever sold a kit for the conversion. I had a set on the front and rear of my speedster for quite a while and they worked well. Mid 50's Mercury brake drums have the same bolt pattern as a T wire wheel and can be use...
by walber
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: 4 to 1 gears

Suzanne - 40 to 1's, Chicago (under, direct, over) and a Fronty. :) :) :)
by walber
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car rocks forward and back when using the transmission brake
Replies: 13
Views: 1549

Re: Car rocks forward and back when using the transmission brake

A little slack is not very worrisome in my view. Consider that a lit bit of slack in the gear fit, a little wear in the u-joint and where it fits the shaft or transmission, and a little wear in the bearings could add up even if all of the wear/looseness was in an acceptable range for the individual ...
by walber
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car rocks forward and back when using the transmission brake
Replies: 13
Views: 1549

Re: Car rocks forward and back when using the transmission brake

In addition to checking for slop in the rear axle and the tightness of the nut on the pinion gear, check the u-joint for wear as well as the fit of the u-joint on the driveshaft and the fit where it enters the driven plate/output shaft of the transmission.
by walber
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4 to 1 gears
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: 4 to 1 gears

4 to 1 ratio is based on the standard 40 tooth ring gear and a 10 tooth pinion. All you need is the pinion gear, the top catalog on my desk is from Snyders and shows it as part T-2597-C for $179.95. Pick your favorite vendor, the prices and availability are probably similar. If you are certain every...
by walber
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Great Start
Replies: 0
Views: 518

Great Start

This was a fine demo of a tool that could be a great way to share information to the membership. Lots of potential there for tips, tricks, seminars and updates for what is happening in the community. The Puget Sound Chapter has used the vanilla version of Zoom for casual Thursday morning coffee gath...
by walber
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Neverout License Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Neverout License Bracket

I have a No621 bracket that came with a bunch of T junk stuff. Is this the type you are looking for Larry?
by walber
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

High Chris, I didn't remember if you used coils or the D word. Many speedster folks lose the magnets but must admit they have a real charm when tuned right. Those Montana 500 folks prove T coils are up for the task. I'm with you in hoping we can get together again over Labor Day weekend. Quality tim...
by walber
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Weight of fully assembled flywheel?

Any reduction in strength would depend entirely on where the material was removed. Then factor in what is expected of the flywheel - I doubt the user expects to install the normal Model T magnets, with no magnets, the flywheel needs to support the ring gear and forces from the starter as well as pro...
by walber
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rajo-head questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1924

Re: Rajo-head questions

Not sure if this helps but if Dan is out of stock on the studs, and if the deck height is the same as on a Fronty, the long studs for a Model A engine work just fine. I used them with my Fronty so I could ensure full use of the threads in the block without needing to do any grinding or modifying of ...
by walber
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?
Replies: 19
Views: 2303

Re: Can those top 5 posts be removed now?

Looks good Chris, Thank You
by walber
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rough on Magneto - Found This
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Rough on Magneto - Found This

I would immediately be removing the inspection plate on the top of the hogshead and be looking for anything untoward. I wouldn't expect to be finding fluff from the bands if everything is right. Hope it's OK but I'd be checking.
by walber
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question to those who use wood bands
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: A question to those who use wood bands

I've used them on my speedster for 26 years and love them. In that time, I've replaced low 3 times, reverse and brake twice (I have aux brakes). Considering that I haven't always been kind to them, I think they have held up remarkably well. Oh, and all of that time has been on original drums that we...
by walber
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: External Oil Pump Plumbing
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: External Oil Pump Plumbing

Also through the side of the pan near the center main.
by walber
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Checking bearing surfaces
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Checking bearing surfaces

Looks one cap looks good to me but the rest of this seems rather sad. If it was mine, it would be coming apart and getting freshened up. Time to mic the crank to ensure the journals as straight and round. If the crank is good and if there were shims, it might be possible to use TimeSaver to clean up...
by walber
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontenac Rocker Arms
Replies: 24
Views: 2543

Re: Frontenac Rocker Arms

A little searching on the web shows the EBP rockers coming from a 223 cube Ford 6.
by walber
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T engine with Model B Crank
Replies: 30
Views: 3110

Re: Model T engine with Model B Crank

Sure would be nice to know what those rods are and thus where to find them.
by walber
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 72
Views: 6057

Re: Oil pump

The B210 oil pump is the cat's meow as far as I'm concerned for a performance motor. I've had one on my speedster for over 10 years of some good and occasionally rather strenuous usage. Priming can be an issue but a check valve in the pickup line can resolve that. Even without a check valve, it only...
by walber
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A new DIY electronic coil tester.
Replies: 219
Views: 22176

Re: A new DIY electronic coil tester.

Jerry, RIght you are, sending the coils to a pro for rebuild would be much easier, doing it yourself with a HCCT or ECCT would be easier as well but some of the T folks also have an interest in building tech tools. While I doubt that I would build one (I'm a heretic with a distributor on my speedste...
by walber
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best way to value our 1927 Model T and place to list it for sale?
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Best way to value our 1927 Model T and place to list it for sale?

Speedster values can be all over the place depending on what has been done to the car and of course the current condition. If you don't know what it's worth and are looking for the most money for the car - put it on EBay but only after getting some good detailed pictures and any information you can ...
by walber
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 50
Views: 6559

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

I think John's idea of the plans going to the MTFCA Museum is terrific. The two challenges being funding that would be fair to Mrs Parker and a resource to organize the plans and related documents. I could be willing to contribute a few $ but don't have any expertise in the sorting and organizing.
by walber
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?

Thank You to Erik & Mark. This forum is a great resource.
by walber
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?

What I thought a bit interesting is that this one has two mounting brackets, one on each side. I haven't seen that on a T but I'm not real familiar with lamps on the earlier cars.
by walber
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

WW I oil lamp - Ambulance?

Posting for an acquaintance who would like to know if this is or could have been used on a WW I ambulance. Any feedback you could provide on the age and usages for the lamp would be appreciated. The owner (Steve Blackbourn) isn't a T guy and not a member of the forum so please contact him directly i...
by walber
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: New to your forum / Is it Model T hardware?

Nothing so rare or exciting that I would bother taking it apart. If mine, and I had a place to use it, I would put it back in service as a trailer. It's a good example of what you do when you need something and have some parts laying around. Lot's of tired Model T parts were turned into trailers, tr...
by walber
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 10 vs 11 tooth pinion
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: 10 vs 11 tooth pinion

If you are happy with moderate speeds (typically 35 or lower) and like a full car, the 10 tooth pinion should be a good fit. Possibly a little hit on MPG but not a big one as the motor will be under less strain for the same performance level. Moderate speeds are great when the roads and traffic perm...
by walber
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Re: Couple questions regarding oversize pistons/valves

I would relieve the contact areas on the Ricardo head. Take he head gasket off, use some Prussia blue on the piston head to mark the head, set the head on with 4 bolts loosely in place and turn the engine over with the crank. Remove the head and check for the contact areas. Grind the areas for clear...
by walber
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Super Duty Fordson Truck?
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Super Duty Fordson Truck?

A friend passed along this link to an article about an extra heavy Ford truck. Do any of you have any other history of the vehicle or where I might be able to look? https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/classic-cars/1926-fordson-prototype-is-fords-first-heavy-duty-truck/ar-AAIT4n5?ocid=spartandhp#image=AA...
by walber
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VFW Car Show
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: VFW Car Show

Thank You for bringing some light and smiles today. It's a good thing.
by walber
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEED this WARNING!
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

Re: HEED this WARNING!

Any blown gasket is a message to you to check the mating surfaces to ensure they are flat. In the case of head bolts, also time to verify the bolts don't bottom out in the block before getting fully tight. I check bolt/hole individually by laying the head on the block with no gasket and making sure ...
by walber
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1637

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

Jason,

Just curious, why glue them in?

Walt
by walber
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Studs vs. Bolts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1637

Re: Studs vs. Bolts?

Concern about clearance of the head vs. firewall is real. I've only used bolts on stock T's but with the Fronty on my speedster I went with studs. No issues and sadly have had to remove the head a couple times over the years. I put anti-seize on the studs when they are installed and when I need to p...
by walber
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blown Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Check the head and block to ensure they are flat. A warped head (or less likely block) is not terribly uncommon, especially if the engine has recently been overheated.
by walber
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed with missing trans parts
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: Help needed with missing trans parts

John I. - My comments above reflect what I would do if this transmission were mine. It was not intended as a reflection on you as the seller. The photo doesn't do the unit proud and just as a general rule for myself - when I get used parts I always take them apart, clean, check for fitness, and then...
by walber
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed with missing trans parts
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: Help needed with missing trans parts

That transmission and cover look nasty. The bolts are the least of the problems. You (or owner) need to get some books - start with the black Service Manual and the Transmission booklet, both available from the regular vendors. If mine, I'd be taking that assembly apart, cleaning and inspecting, and...
by walber
Wed May 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

I don't know the person driving or the owner of the car but that touring accident was the result of two critical failures that I would put on the owner/driver. He/they may be some of the finest people in the world but - Failure 1 - In my mind it is criminal to drive a T with an auxialary transmissio...
by walber
Tue May 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: Is this 18% game to steep fore a Model T to descent down?

I'd never do it with stock brakes but then I've always had auxiliary brakes on my cars. If I were able to attend your tour I would hate to miss this. Would it be practical to have two choices for that section of the tour so folks with good brakes and confidence could enjoy that road and those who pr...
by walber
Fri May 17, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 69
Views: 9760

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

Last weekend my speedster was the only T but a bunch of us did the "North Cascade Loop" scenic route. Round trip, including some optional forest service road adventures, I put 497 miles on the car and only ran out of gas once. Fortunately I had old car buddies to the rescue with a can of gas. With t...
by walber
Wed May 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft recommendation for Fronty
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Camshaft recommendation for Fronty

Mike, The serial number on the head will tell you the version number like T1234T. Replace the T with S or R for the higher compression. These all have a single intake port. The SR has 2 intake ports and a variety of other differences. My desire was to have a strong touring speedster, not necessarily...
by walber
Wed May 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 28/29 Model A PDC.....??????
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: 28/29 Model A PDC.....??????

Excuse my ignorance but what is a PDC?
by walber
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Modified 1926 T Coupe/Pickup.
Replies: 9
Views: 2236

Re: Modified 1926 T Coupe/Pickup.

I'd like to see more. Fairly certain this vehicle will ruffle a few feathers but there is room in this world for variety and it's not like the body was destined for a full restoration back to what Henry did. Very interesting project even if it isn't standard T. I expect the HAMB folks would really e...
by walber
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My First Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1896

Re: My First Car

My first car (in '65) was a '61 Skoda Octavia. Kind of cute in a late 50's small car kind of way. The major challenge was that while a few were imported to Canada none were imported to the USA. Well that and the one guy in Seattle that had a few parts had John Birch Society posters on the walls and ...
by walber
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 3558

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

No difference from driving a modern car. You will need the passport or enhanced drivers license but otherwise it is a piece of cake. You might want to do a quick check with your insurance agent (or read your policy - who really does that?) to see if they provide coverage in Canada or need an tempora...
by walber
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Golden Gate Model T Tour, June 3rd
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: Marin County and San Francisco June 3rd Tour ?

This sounds terrific! I really wish my wife and I could attend but we have a prior commitment for that time frame. We lived in San Rafael in '67-69 when I was first in the service and stationed at Fort Barry (now long gone). Loved the area and while we've been back a few times you will be including ...
by walber
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 2992

Re: Accessory I have never seen....

An electrical test lead with clips on each end works great as a hat catcher too. Used to get a package of them at Radio Shack for cheap. I got my first one as a gift on a tour many years ago when the gentleman passing them out called them "roach clips". His last name was Roach. That was many moons a...
by walber
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Electronic Ignition Troubleshoot
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: Electronic Ignition Troubleshoot

Do you have a ground wire between the body of the distributor and the engine block? I found that even though the distributor housing is seated in a metal adapter plate that is fastened to the block, ignition was still somewhat less than optimum until a hooked up a separate ground wire. I didn't thin...
by walber
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Piston Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: Piston Identification

I expect it stands for high compression but can't tell by these photos. On stock pistons the outer edge for about 5/'8" has an upward bevel and then the rest of the top is flat. Most high compression pistons have an even curved top surface, kind of a low dome.
by walber
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 7434

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

Hey guys, the Montana 500 cars are "stock" Model T's - standard ratio rear axle, T cranks with no counterweights, standard heads (with some milling permitted), an NH carb, coils and timer, no modern bearings and no overdrives. The only modern accessories I've seen are shock absorbers and gauges. How...
by walber
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 2907

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

The digital file for the web or email would be trivial to produce as it could be a lower resolution of the primary file sent to print. The lower resolution would require less storage space and data transfer time while still being a perfectly fine resolution for screen viewing or printing on a typica...
by walber
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Digital only MTFCA memberships
Replies: 16
Views: 2907

Re: Digital only MTFCA memberships

I would like the option - the paper copy needs to remain as an option for those who prefer it. For myself, I'd rather the club save some money and let me have the newsletter online in a format that I can save and/or access online. Somewhat reduced dues would be nice but I'd be willing to let the dif...
by walber
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT any Model A parts vendors?
Replies: 14
Views: 2947

Re: OT any Model A parts vendors?

Hard to go wrong with the vendors mentioned above. I've ordered from all of them and had real good service and the all seem to know their products. I'm fairly new to the A world and needed a lot more over the last year than I expected. Not unhappy, just gaining more experience faster than I'd hoped....
by walber
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 30
Views: 4795

Re: foot throttle

I found a foot pedal like that for my speedster. Mounted the bracket on the firewall and cut a slot in the floorboard for the arm to go through and connect to home made linkage to the carb. The pedal hangs down and I added a carriage bolt (head up) next to it as a foot rest so I can roll my foot sid...
by walber
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want one.......
Replies: 11
Views: 2998

Re: I want one.......

On second observation, the distributor on your photo might actually be early enough to qualify. My first look had me thinking it was a Nissan part like Steve and others have.
by walber
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I want one.......
Replies: 11
Views: 2998

Re: I want one.......

Tony, You would need to check with the event organizer or the posted rules for any of the speedster events. Some have been strict about no post '27 equipment in the past but may be more flexible now. Rules do vary some between the various groups as is their privilege. At one time in at least one gro...
by walber
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: foot throttle
Replies: 30
Views: 4795

Re: foot throttle

My dad always called it a foot feed on older cars and trucks. Maybe regional? He grew up in Northeast Montana.
by walber
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2d Gear Difficulty
Replies: 37
Views: 5274

Re: 2d Gear Difficulty

Consider retarding the spark a bit as well as backing off the throttle some when shifting and then ease back into the throttle and timing.
by walber
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Billings tour - Anyone going to Yellowstone after?
Replies: 18
Views: 3092

Re: Billings tour - Anyone going to Yellowstone after?

It is wonderful and only occasionally a little scary touring Yellowstone in an open car. My wife and I and a few friends have done it a couple of times in the last several years. It can approach tense in my speedster (no top or fenders), I would be my eyeballs even with the nose of the average adult...
by walber
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valve adjustment question
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: Valve adjustment question

There were several discussions ab out this in the past on the forum, if you get real bored Google MTFCA Valve Adjustment. One of the key tips I gathered from that in the past was from Frank Harris: "The adjustable lifter has a 1/4 28 thread and that gives you a thousandth of an inch travel for every...
by walber
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lets see your Speedster
Replies: 81
Views: 11294

Re: Lets see your Speedster

A fun little car. Showing some signs of use and abuse now but all well earned.
by walber
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Forum speed????
Replies: 17
Views: 3451

Re: Forum speed????

No help for Stan, sorry you have such poor service from your provider but I have found the new forum to be much faster to load and browse than the prior version. That is both on my computer (Comcast) and phone (Verizon).