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by john_aldrich
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Shim Removal

While I think plasigauge is great for steel backed insert bearings, I stopped using it a long time ago on poured babbitt bearings because I wasn't getting a consistent reading. I have been using the aluminum foil method. Re the nut; if the holes don't line up at 30-35FP, I swap the nuts around or f...
by john_aldrich
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Shim Removal

Thanks for all the advice. Ironically, when I did this to another car I must have gotten lucky because it came out fine. THIS time however that is not the case.
by john_aldrich
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Shim Removal

CRAP!

No I didn't use plasti gauge. Sounds Like I need a new set of shims to install.

Your thoughts?
by john_aldrich
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Shim Removal

Got a knock when I decelerate so decided to take out some shims. Unable to narrow down which rod was knocking. Got shims removed on #'s 1 and 4 and had a hell of a time getting a cotter key in the 2nd rod cap hex head on #4. Finally got the nut tight enough to reveal the cotter key hole. After remov...
by john_aldrich
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T prices down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

Re: Model T prices down?

BobP wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:30 pm
A decent 1926 roadster pickup just sold for $21,175 on an online auction in Wi. Wood wheels, no options, older restoration. Whoda thunk it. We might have a goldmine.
Your headline caught me... Model T prices and part prices are definitely on the rise.
by john_aldrich
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 972

Re: Car Stinks!

jiminbartow wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Do you have a muffler? Check every orifice in the engine compartment and under cab that a mouse could fit into. Mice are pretty small and one could have crawled in someplace and died. Jim Patrick
Thinking maybe the exhaust pack nut might be loose.
by john_aldrich
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 972

Car Stinks!

Every time the T stops at a lite there is a horrible odor coming (I think) from the engine compartment. Can't smell it as I go down the road but I'm sure it is still there.

Any guesses as to what it might be??
by john_aldrich
Thu May 14, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 21 inch wood wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: 21 inch wood wheels

RajoRacer wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Not that I'm trying to talk you out of buying my parts to do the wheel job BUT, I don't think you can build a set for that, assuming they're Hickory spokes - you might ask Bill.
I know and I sincerely appreciate all you do AS you know!

Checking with him now.
by john_aldrich
Thu May 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 21 inch wood wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: 21 inch wood wheels

RajoRacer wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:52 pm
They're large drum John but easy to change out !
Thanks Steve! I like this plan. Going to call my co-hort in crime and see what he thinks. He never did respond to my text yesterday but his wife is under the weather now so I'm not sure what else is going on over there.
by john_aldrich
Thu May 14, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 21 inch wood wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: 21 inch wood wheels

Large or small drum?
by john_aldrich
Sat May 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI National Tour Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: MTFCI National Tour Cancelled

Tom_Carnegie wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:51 pm
I don't have inside knowledge, but my understanding is that it (the MTFCA tour) is still on. If what I've heard is correct, the hotel plans to be open and has made accommodations to the club that make the situation workable, at least at this time.
Thanks Tom.
by john_aldrich
Sat May 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCI National Tour Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: MTFCI National Tour Cancelled

Anyone know if the MTFCA National Tour scheduled for July is still on? I'm guessing probably not.
by john_aldrich
Sat May 02, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do with your T Model in May ?
Replies: 79
Views: 6394

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

Took the 1915 out for her first run this year. Went to get some veggie starts... about 35 miles round trip. She looks like hell but never misses a beat!
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by john_aldrich
Fri May 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tool Help Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Tool Help Please!

As you all know, my son recently joined the T addiction club with the purchase of his first T - a 1926 Tudor. He's decided to just run with the distributor that was put on and he's got it running pretty good, but now he's working on the front axle and putting new kingpins in. I must have borrowed t...
by john_aldrich
Fri May 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lack of power questions
Replies: 33
Views: 2084

Re: Lack of power questions

Ok... I had my engine out and replaced the valves and rebuilt the transmission.. put it back and can't get any power out of the motor.. first I thought maybe my transmission was binding, but I've dont enough tests to rule that out..spark seems good, rebuilt coils, nice pink spark at the plugs. My i...
by john_aldrich
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 419
Views: 56409

Re: Foto of the Day

Rich Eagle wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:36 pm
We were asked to supply cars for a photo shoot. Only two cars showed up.
PShoot1.jpg
PShoot2.jpg
I was happy to see these youngsters enjoying the early day theme. They enjoyed both cars and the contrast.
The young lady in white very much looks the part/era.
by john_aldrich
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-7 brake band,need 1
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: 26-7 brake band,need 1

Mark Gregush wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:32 am
Looks like Steve comes to the rescue! :D RE What are people doing, putting ads in the classified.
Steve has rescued me on more than one occasion.
by john_aldrich
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition
Replies: 81
Views: 7218

Re: What Have You Done To The "T"- April Edition

RajoRacer wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:34 pm
Actually installed over the last couple days but rolled her out with my "new to me" Pharis Buffalo wires & new Firestones !
Steve, did you get the new "radials"? Jim Beal says they are great.
by john_aldrich
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 419
Views: 56409

Re: Foto of the Day

A morning, foggy picture of my "T" barn. Thanks to Steve Jelf for helping me figure this out.
Fog thru the trees (Medium).jpeg
by john_aldrich
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Trying to post pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 1610

Re: Trying to post pictures

Steve Jelf wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:34 am
Keep it simple. Skip Photobucket. Post directly from your computer. A JPEG is fine. Like this:


IMG_4098 copy.JPG
When I select image it gives me image tags. Is there an "insert picture" button somewhere?
by john_aldrich
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: sand blast discovery!
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Re: sand blast discovery!

Dan Hatch wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Please tell us you are not using sand in a blast cabinet.
Also , do you have a dust collector? Dan
I am using "sand blasting grit" in my cabinet. Shiny black stuff originally.

What is the issue you are alluding to? I don't want to screw up my cabinet as I haven't had it that long.
by john_aldrich
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coil Box Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: 1927 Coil Box Wiring

The hot wire from the switch (COIL) terminal, goes to the bottom of the '26-'27 box, that powers the coils. IMG_3909 (570x428).jpg Remember the engine mount box plug wiring is different from fire wall mount box. On the engine mount box, the terminal on the far right is #4 plug! IMG_5022 (800x601) (...
by john_aldrich
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coil Box Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: 1927 Coil Box Wiring

Thanks to all that responded.

Dan Treace... That is exactly what I needed to know.

In all my looking around I just couldn't find that answer.
by john_aldrich
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Coil Box Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 508

1927 Coil Box Wiring

Removing the distributor and putting a coil box back on my 1927 Touring. There is a strip of contacts in the bottom of the coil box but I am unable to see where it connects although I see a wire coming out of the bottom in pictures and no idea where it goes to or how it connects to the coil box. I o...
by john_aldrich
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 46
Views: 6117

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Hate to see you guys go but TOTALLY understand. Thanks for all you have done!
by john_aldrich
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: New Member

GREAT job!

Welcome to the affliction!
by john_aldrich
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!
Replies: 16
Views: 1586

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!

May 2020 be YOUR best year ever!
by john_aldrich
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bow Saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Bow Saddle

Got it and thanks!

The FORUM has aided me once more!
by john_aldrich
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bow Saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Bow Saddle

Here is a picture for clarification.
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by john_aldrich
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bow Saddle
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Bow Saddle

The saddle that my top bows rest on when the top is down is loose. I know there is a nut on it inside but for the life of me simply peeling back the panels I cannot reach that nut to tighten it.

Suggestions? Tricks?
by john_aldrich
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blown Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Blown Head Gasket

Thanks. I'll do that!
by john_aldrich
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blown Head Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Blown Head Gasket

The head gasket blew on my friends 1923 Fordor. I am working on getting one stuck bolt out (you guessed it, farthest one aft on the port side) but I would like to know if there is anything I need to look for while replacing this gasket. Something that occasionally accompanies a blown head gasket. T...
by john_aldrich
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 419
Views: 56409

Re: Foto of the Day

Our club likes to sneak up in the hills and we frequently have lunch at the Carbonado Tavern. Here we are across the street cooling off.

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by john_aldrich
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ammeter does not register a charge
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Ammeter does not register a charge

The battery side of the cutout will show what your battery has as it is a straight shot to the battery on one wire. Well, except it goes through your amp meter first. You would NOT have 6 volts on the generator side of the cutout if it weren't running. Problems could be your cut-out, possibly your a...
by john_aldrich
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Broken Band Washer
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Broken Band Washer

Retired like I am I enjoy spending time working on my T's as well as a Model A and more recently a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle. My brake pedal was a little low on my stock 1915 Model T so since I have a wooden band on there I thought that was a little odd. True enough they have been in there for 6 or 7 ye...
by john_aldrich
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 4785

Re: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

I clamp a vise grip on each post so I have something to grab on to.
by john_aldrich
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 7263

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

Be careful. Model T's are addicting. They are worse than Lay's potato chips.

You can't have just one!
by john_aldrich
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Parting out the 1926 Model T Ford Tudor sedan
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Re: Parting out the 1926 Model T Ford Tudor sedan

Do you have a good picture of the nickel radiator shroud?
by john_aldrich
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carbon Canyon Model T Club
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Carbon Canyon Model T Club

Just wanted to let you see what we are up to this year. Like ya'll we have lots of T fun!

http://www.carboncanyonmodelt.com/Home.html