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by Dan B
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T stolen in Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Model T stolen in Wisconsin

Wow! The effort involved does not match the loot! Got to be more to that story.
by Dan B
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HALL SCOTT "Ruckstell" early BRASS SHIFT LOCK BODY
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: HALL SCOTT "Ruckstell" early BRASS SHIFT LOCK BODY

That shifter lever is interesting. Wish they would have stuck with that design!
by Dan B
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does this look fine
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Does this look fine

As far as I know, those woodsworth grease springs are no longer being made. Is the prevailing opinion still that it’s a good idea to put them in even with the modern seals that are available?
by Dan B
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T prices down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Model T prices down?

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. I disagree. https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic....
by Dan B
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Where To Get Rims Hot Dip Galvanized

How long do they look like bright like that? I assume over time they lose their luster sort of like a boat trailer does.
by Dan B
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Touring-National winner-significant price reduction
Replies: 29
Views: 12396

Re: Stynoski winning car

Tom Hicks wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:02 pm
This car has not sold??? Really? What does that say about the hobby? The seller couldn't have a nicer car or lower price. Incredible...
It says you better be in this hobby because you love these cars!
by Dan B
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone seen this type of “Ford” logo key before?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Has anyone seen this type of “Ford” logo key before?

I have a key fob, no key, from the Dearborn Inn which was built by Ford in the 1930s. Is it possible that is a room key?
by Dan B
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 854

What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

For some reason, I recently became interested in carrying a pocket knife. It’s not something I grew up with. But I can see how it would be one of those things you couldn’t live without once you got in the habit. This forum cuts across all kinds of people so I figure there’s a lot of you who carry a ...
by Dan B
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1246

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

I’ve got to agree with you there. It might have nothing to do with why I got the bearing I did but it’s helpful to know the how’s and why’s behind the bearing designation if you’re out there searching in the wild for one. The SKF website is a great resource.
by Dan B
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit

Thanks guys. In your opinion, is there any harm in using a better bearing with a tighter fit if I can get them tapped into place? How tight is too tight? I figured they would wear in a little bit after use but I don’t want to cause any problems going down the road or not be able to get them out to s...
by Dan B
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1246

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

Ok, I've finally had a chance to get caught up and do some research. I'm by no means a bearing expert. Everything I've typed below can be found on the internet, but here it is all in one place: 1. 7212 is a industry designation for a single-row angular contact (thrust) ball bearing. It describes the...
by Dan B
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Rear Outer Hyatt Bearing Fit

I am test fitting the rear axle outer bearings during a rebuild. I have new axles, new (“best quality”) bearing sleeves, and bearings that are essentially NOS. They do not just slide in like I am accustomed to and take small taps from a rubber mallet to fully seat them. When they are half way in, th...
by Dan B
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T tool at the flea market
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: T tool at the flea market

Gotta save every orphan tool.
by Dan B
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I haven't seen Hap Tucker on here lately
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Re: I haven't seen Hap Tucker on here lately

Count me as another who is happy to hear from you Hap. Glad to hear that life’s just a bit busy. In some ways that’s the best we can hope for.
by Dan B
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Gas gauge accessory for sale.
Replies: 26
Views: 2802

Re: Gas gauge accessory for sale.

Hello Tim,

Just sent you an email.

Thanks,
Dan
by Dan B
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 3457

Re: So why so little interest?

One more thought...not having a title for the car is a deal killer for a lot of people who live in states with very strict vehicle registration laws. Ask anyone who has been through it.
by Dan B
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 39
Views: 3457

Re: So why so little interest?

There have been quite a few nice original cars for sale on the classifieds over the last couple of years. All of the asking prices are lower than what brass cars were bringing 10+ years ago. Quite frankly, I’m glad to see it as it allows a whole different group of buyers access to these cars. I did ...
by Dan B
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1246

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

Thanks Mark.

Anyone want to tell me what they had for lunch yesterday?
by Dan B
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressing rear axle gear out...
Replies: 22
Views: 1388

Re: Pressing rear axle gear out...

Wish I knew they did that! I would have done the same!
by Dan B
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1246

Re: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

The bearing was purchased from one of the major Model T parts suppliers. It is not marked with the country of origin. Here is the spec sheet for a 7212 angular thrust bearing: https://www.skf.com/group/products/rolling-bearings/ball-bearings/angular-contact-ball-bearings/single-row-angular-contact-b...
by Dan B
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit
Replies: 17
Views: 1246

Ruckstell Bearing/Bronze Plate (P211/P139) Fit

I have a brand new P211 thrust bearing and a brand new P139 bronze plate. I pressed the bearing onto the bronze plate as described in the MTFCA Ruckstell book. It went on fairly easily in what I would describe as a light press fit. Yesterday, I was performing the shift lock function test. When I was...
by Dan B
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2521

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

If the past is any indication, this post will generate lots of discussion but no good real answers.

This would sort of be like if you asked whether seat belts should used while driving a tractor.
by Dan B
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes
Replies: 21
Views: 1783

Re: Emergency brakes converted to service brakes

Hello Bruce, I would also be interested in pictures. Sounds like something they would have done back in that era and offered it as an accessory kit. I have a ‘23 with a large drum Ruckstell. I regularly pull back on my hand brake lever and use the lined brake shoes to slow down. They are VERY effect...
by Dan B
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 40 HP Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: 40 HP Model T

Seems like a great guy and proud of his car as he should be!
by Dan B
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Re: Machine shop instructions for rear axle key way?

The only thing better would be it some enterprising individual would sell new axles with good gears already pressed on and keyways cleaned up to get rid of the ever present issue of stock keys not fitting. I just got mine done but would have paid up if someone offered these ready to install.
by Dan B
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

They call the 600w oil grease. Rear axle “grease”, 600W Oil. Heavy weight clinging type oil specifically made for the Model T rear end. https://www.modeltford.com/item/600W.aspx I also read where some use #2 red grease on the bearings and thrust plates to keep things stuck together during assembly....
by Dan B
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

Following up for the next guy who finds this in a forum search looking for the same info. The Ford Service Manual is very clear that the inner bearing is assembled with cup grease prior to installing on the axle shaft. The MTFCA Ruckstell book also says as much. I’ll pack it with wheel bearing greas...
by Dan B
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?

You’re right about that Walter and the parts supplier I bought them from was easy to deal with as always and made things right. I’m sure you can guess who it is.
by Dan B
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?

Thanks Steve! I’m usually really good at searching for old forum posts but this is the first I’ve seen these. I took a fresh look at the situation this morning. After some gentle dressing of both the keyway and key edges, I was able to achieve a fit that seems to be satisfactory. The keyways themsel...
by Dan B
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?

Here’s a pic from the first set of axles received. Both were the same. I’m this close to putting the originals back in.
by Dan B
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?

RajoRacer wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:23 pm
Search the Forum - this matter has been discussed in depth !
I can’t find where it’s been “discussed” but I see several posts from you saying that you had to file down the key to get it to fit. This was from a couple years ago and looks like the axles haven’t changed.
by Dan B
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

How Tight Should Keyways Be In New Axles?

I am on my second pair of new axles. The keyways on the first pair were not machined correctly so they sent me a new pair. The keyways on these measure .245-.246”. The Ford drawing specifies .247-.248”. This doesn’t sound like much of a difference but axle keys are nominally .250”. The keys fit in t...
by Dan B
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted To Buy: Exhaust Pack Nut Wrench
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Wanted To Buy: Exhaust Pack Nut Wrench

These are available new from any of the main parts suppliers if you’re not looking for an original.
by Dan B
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

So since the inner bearing is lubricated normally by the rear differential oil, then I guess it makes sense to dip it in the oil before assembly. I could pack it with grease but I assume it’ll get washed away over time and there’s no way to regrease it from the outside. Some lubricants don’t play ni...
by Dan B
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Rear Inner Bearing - Oil or Grease?

Prior to final assembly, does the rear axle inner bearing get packed with wheel bearing grease like the outer bearings or does it get dipped in rear axle gear oil?
by Dan B
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accident today
Replies: 41
Views: 2837

Re: Accident today

Kind of a weird picture. Can’t tell who was coming or going. What actually happened?
by Dan B
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: What are these?

Thank you!
by Dan B
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 400

What are these?

I found these with some new Model T parts. Does anyone know what they are for?
by Dan B
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The File mystery
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: The File mystery

File in the gas tank is an old racer trick to help the motor run smoother.
by Dan B
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New radiator preparation
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: 13T - New radiator preparation

One thing I have done in the past is to stick a garden hose in neck of the radiator and disconnect the water tube hose at the bottom of the radiator. I let the water run through the water jacket and end up getting out a lot of loose stuff and rusty sludge. It makes a real mess! But it may be worth d...
by Dan B
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pay pal users beware
Replies: 29
Views: 1753

Re: Pay pal users beware

Was the payment linked to your bank or credit card? In either case I’d be calling them next.

Seems a little fishy to me that PayPal would drop the case so quick. Maybe it’s part of the scam?
by Dan B
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Calimer's Wheel Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Calimer's Wheel Shop

Another happy customer. He is a total craftsman. Years ago when I visited he was having a tough time finding someone willing to learn the trade. Hope he did.
by Dan B
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

The mention of competition always comes up whenever someone has a bad experience with them. Competition or not, it’s not a reason to treat someone bad.

Most people fight through life to make an extra dollar to spend it on something that brings them a little enjoyment like an old car hobby.
by Dan B
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Howells Sheet Metal delays
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Howells Sheet Metal delays

I have no recent experience with them but if past performance is any predictor of the future, then I would say this is pretty typical.

What an amazing business model.
by Dan B
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Member from Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: New Member from Denver

Welcome! Would love to see your T!
by Dan B
Sun May 31, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 1706

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

Right you are, Brassworks also makes black radiators.
by Dan B
Sun May 31, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 1706

Re: 13T - Brand new brass radiator purchase

All brass Model T radiators are built by Brassworks.

https://thebrassworks.net/

If you get them from somewhere else they are likely just drop shipping them from one of these companies.
by Dan B
Sat May 30, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Want opinions on new 30 X 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Want opinions on new 30 X 3 1/2 tires

I never understood all the complaints about the current tires. 1000s of miles put on them per year by people who tour. Wonder how many of the problems are from sitting?
by Dan B
Fri May 29, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Cock Wrench And Gas Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Oil Cock Wrench And Gas Gauge

Just found this old advertising piece and thought it was too neat not to share.

I have a few gas gauge sticks and a couple petcock wrenches, but never seen something that combines the two!
by Dan B
Thu May 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fall Hershey
Replies: 43
Views: 2851

Re: Hershey news

Very sad indeed. There are no winners with it being cancelled so I’m sure it was practical matters that prevented it from going on as planned.

A reminder not to take anything for granted!
by Dan B
Sun May 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shredded lining shows why....
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: Shredded lining shows why....

In my experience, my Kevlar didn’t start shedding until my drum cracked. Then it filled up the transmission oil screen. For years I opened up the cover without anything in the screen.
by Dan B
Thu May 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Harbor Freight jack stands
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

Re: Harbor Freight jack stands

HF or not, it’s all made in the same factory now unless you pay up for USA made. Don’t get hung up on the brand.
by Dan B
Wed May 20, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

Thank you so much for all of your guys advice. I spoke to my father yesterday of my dream and he decided to give me our old 1998 Honda Odyssey for my normal modern car. When I move to Florida, I can make the arrangements to educate myself with Model Ts (because (I no longer have the pressing need f...
by Dan B
Wed May 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 1747

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

Here’s some advice from someone who likes old stuff like you and bought their first Model T project at age 12 a little over 20 years ago. Take it for what it’s worth. 1. Neither a Model A or Model T are candidates for being a daily driver in modern traffic. If anyone tells you different they are not...
by Dan B
Tue May 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Hyatt Bearing: Roller Length
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Rear Axle Hyatt Bearing: Roller Length

So is this normal? Out of the 6 bearings I have, 2 bearings have a couple rollers each which are in this condition.
by Dan B
Mon May 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Thank you!
by Dan B
Mon May 18, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Adam - Do you happen to have any bearings you’re willing to part with?
by Dan B
Sun May 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear Axle Hyatt Bearing: Roller Length
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Rear Axle Hyatt Bearing: Roller Length

I am going through the Hyatt bearings I have on-hand to find the best useable ones (see my Wanted ad in the classifieds). I have a couple bearings that check all the boxes: roller diameters are .002-.003 under, cages are TIGHT. However a couple of the rollers look like they are just barely hanging o...
by Dan B
Sun May 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Thanks Scott. Great idea and I would be willing to do that if anyone is interested. Ship me an assortment in a flat rate box and I’ll will pay you for the ones I keep plus return ship them. Email address in original post above. I have some stock Ford rears that I scavenged for inner bearings. I hate...
by Dan B
Sun May 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

To the top. Still looking.
by Dan B
Thu May 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Windshield Woes Continue
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Windshield Woes Continue

You’re better than the guy who drives it that way for 40 years because he doesn’t ask the question.
by Dan B
Thu May 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Looks good! Your point about being able to purchase excellent reproduction parts at a reasonable price is something I thought about as I was taking this axle apart. It could very easily be the opposite situation save for a few individuals. Speaking of new parts, unfortunately I am out of luck on get...
by Dan B
Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Update Your MTFCA Books!
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Update Your MTFCA Books!

Like many folks, I purchased the set of multi-colored MTFCA restoration books when I bought my car about 20 years ago. I have relied on them countless times over the years. My latest project has been rebuilding my Ruckstell. Little did I know that the “yellow book” has been updated twice since I ori...
by Dan B
Tue May 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Stan, Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post. Most of what I know (as little as that may be) comes from reading old forum posts by you and Glen over the years helping out others. I think I’ve read them all and there’s A LOT. So you continue to help people like me even if it’s not in the wa...
by Dan B
Mon May 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

I just realized that I have the 1988 1st edition of the Ruckstell book and see that it was revised in 2002. I have the newer book on order, but can anyone verify whether this graphic below, which shows up in multiple Ruckstell threads on this forum, is from the new edition? If so this might fill in ...
by Dan B
Sun May 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

TonyB wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:09 pm
I make a judgement based on the damage to the teeth and how much marking there is on the teeth. If there is minor marking then I reuse. If the marking is severe and the tooth width is reduced, then I replace.
On a customers car I would replace the gear shown in the picture.

Thank you Sir.
by Dan B
Sun May 10, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

Re: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

Thanks for the feedback. I've attached some clearer pictures. I already plan to replace the P139 bronze thrust plate. I think I've read every post that talks about it and from what I can gather, this is the most important piece for properly setting up the pinion/ring gear mesh and they are nearly al...
by Dan B
Sat May 09, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 1409

P146 Ruckstell Wear Criteria

I am following the MTFCA Ruckstell book. It stops short of providing the recommended wear limits for the P146 sliding clutch gear, P145 locking thrust plate and P147 locking notch plate. The functional shift lock test seems straight forward but I do not want to reinstall marginal parts. What should ...
by Dan B
Fri May 08, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New old Coupe joins the garage
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: New old Coupe joins the garage

Looks very nice. Would love to drive a closed car T someday. Will be interested in what you find as you refresh.

Congrats!
by Dan B
Wed May 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignorance is Bliss or Is this big trouble in little pieces??
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: Ignorance is Bliss or Is this big trouble in little pieces??

Not sure what parts those pieces are from, but you win the all-time award for least panicked.
by Dan B
Wed May 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS Royal Accessory Brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: NOS Royal Accessory Brakes

Neat to see a set like this. Wouldn’t it be great to reproduce them?
by Dan B
Wed May 06, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Floor sealer help
Replies: 19
Views: 1212

Re: Floor sealer help

Here is a post from a couple years ago that I started on the topic of floorboard paint.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1526399602

I ended up using oil based Rustoleum semi-gloss black thinned with acetone. I was really happy with the results and it has been very durable.
by Dan B
Mon May 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Thanks. I also have a box of bearings that are in OK shape, but none that I would consider using for a fresh rebuild. To be clear, I’m looking for a set of known good bearings that someone set aside for a project or saved because they they are in great condition and meet all the criteria stated above.
by Dan B
Sun May 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

Thanks for the offer, Joe. Looks like I’m about 7 hours away. We live in big states. I would still be interested if you’re able to find some good ones in your collection and willing to ship. Larry, I found this post from 2009 stating as much but wondered if the information was still correct. http://...
by Dan B
Sun May 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

That was the only spare driveshaft I had. Fortunately, I’m rebuilding a ‘26-‘27 large drum Ruckstell.
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

WANTED: Rear Roller Bearings and Sleeves

I am looking for a pair of original rear axle outer Hyatt roller bearings in good condition. Bearings should be within normal tolerances, tight and free of pitting. I am willing to pay up for low wear, or NOS bearings. I am also looking for a left and right pair of original FORD bearing sleeves. Ple...
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

We split the ring with a hacksaw. The plan is to use a spare ball cap and bolts to hold the two pieces true, tack weld them and then finish welding them down the shaft where there is more room and less chance of damaging the ball cap area.
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Erik - Sorry to hear of your troubles but I guess I’m in good company with this kind of mistake.

Great idea on cutting and rewelding the ring. I think I’m going to give that a shot before moving on.
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Good thought but tried multiple times to re-rivet old housing using an old driveshaft as the bucking bar. The problem was getting the rivet heads up against the radius of the inside of the tube tight enough. Tried multiple different head types. We thought we got around that problem, but then there w...
by Dan B
Sat May 02, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Driveshaft Rebuild Showstopper

Here I am, with a nice shiny, painted driveshaft and all the parts needed in order to fully rebuild it. I picked it up off the parts pile after accidentally shearing the rivets in the original housing trying to get out the Babbitt bushing. Anyone notice what it’s missing? Hint: It’s on my old drives...
by Dan B
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FP Pinion Bearing Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 556

FP Pinion Bearing Questions

I am in the process of rebuilding my large drum Ruckstell axle. I will be reassembling the driveshaft soon with the Fun Projects modern pinion bearing assembly. After reviewing the instructions, I have a couple of questions: 1. The instructions state to dip the roller cone bearing in rear end grease...
by Dan B
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #2 - Coil Testing/Tuning
Replies: 67
Views: 6135

Re: Coil Testing/Tuning Webinar

Always interested in learning something new.
by Dan B
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Damage Theory
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Re: Damage Theory

Wouldn’t you love to know??

I think it would take some quick and sharp force to tear the metal like that. None of the other metal around it seems to be deformed including that bead right next to it.
by Dan B
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front floor board
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Front floor board

The best way is to buy them from Jon Anderson. They are exact to the factory specs and fit perfect.
by Dan B
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question to those who use wood bands
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: A question to those who use wood bands

This topic has been discussed many, many times on the forum. If you google search “wood bands mtfca” you will find many of those posts. Here’s one for example: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/566463.html?1440961087 Everyone will take away something different from reading those posts. In ...
by Dan B
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things that make me less homesick
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: Things that make me less homesick

I really enjoy seeing T’s “in the wild”. Can’t remember the last time I saw a post on the forum relating to Japan.

Safe travels and hope the remaining time flies by!
by Dan B
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your Model T in February?
Replies: 76
Views: 9813

Re: What have you done to your Model T in February?

Seems like it’s Ruckstell rebuild month!
by Dan B
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Another Ring and Pinion Gear Diagnosis Thread...

Hello All, I am in the process of rebuilding my Ruckstell axle. The last time I had it apart was 20 years ago when I was 15 years old. Now I’ve got a little more experience (and a little more $$) to do things better this around. Here are photos of my ring (40 tooth) and pinion gear (11 tooth). I do ...
by Dan B
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?
Replies: 33
Views: 3577

Re: Transmission autopsy: Bad driving?

Ok I’ll ask what everyone wants to know.

What kind of band linings are going back in your fixed up transmission?
by Dan B
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stalls when fully retarted and on mag
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: stalls when fully retarted and on mag

Word of caution; be aware of free (unexpected) starts when making adjustments to the timer with the key set on “BAT”.

The timer is very close to the fan and I do not recommend doing any work to the timer if there is a potential for the car to start for that reason.
by Dan B
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ok who did it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Ok who did it?

Sorry, it was the only thing I had lying around.
by Dan B
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 1543

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

For what it is worth, I drive my car with the Ruckstell axle engaged all the time unless I am on an open road and need to achieve maximum speed. The Ruckstell low/high ratios are really perfect for most scenarios and make the car much more enjoyable to drive.
by Dan B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Sheetmetal at Hershey
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Sheetmetal at Hershey

Still available, will be leaving Hershey at end of day Friday.

Frank - Thanks for the interest but hoping for a cash and carry sale.
by Dan B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rewound Double Stack Magneto Field Coil
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: Rewound Double Stack Magneto Field Coil

SOLD! Thanks Hershey and MTFCA!