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by Dan B
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 1064

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

We have not lost any of our data from the old forums and it ALL still lives on this server with the new forums. Copies are backed up in several places and none of it will disappear under my watch. The search function of the old software stopped working when we have to upgrade some of the underlying...
by Dan B
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 1064

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

With all due respect to the other posters, the discussion is getting off topic from the original question which is a very good one and one that the BOD should consider. The question is how to preserve all of the electronic information from the early days of the MTFCA forum until present. I was a pa...
by Dan B
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA
Replies: 17
Views: 1064

Re: PRESERVING THE INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE ON MTFCA

With all due respect to the other posters, the discussion is getting off topic from the original question which is a very good one and one that the BOD should consider. The question is how to preserve all of the electronic information from the early days of the MTFCA forum until present. I was a par...
by Dan B
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stuck fuel shut off valves
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: Stuck fuel shut off valves

I take the center out of mine once a month and lube it with EZ turn, works great. :) https://www.modeltford.com/item/2902LUB.aspx EZ Turn is the stuff you want to use. I put a small amount on the cone of the valve before putting it back together and have never had to have it apart since. Turns EZ!
by Dan B
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gas Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 1839

Re: Gas Tanks

Not good news for anyone who finds a project with hopes of getting it back on the road. This is one of the first things many folks buy.

I can think of a few other must have parts that are on a single contingency as well.
by Dan B
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STABIL shelf life
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: STABIL shelf life

Actually it lasts forever. Because it doesn’t do a damn thing. Just ask the 6 or 8 small engine manufacturers that I’ve taken courses with over the years. Some will even void a warranty if it’s found in the tank. Want your engine (whatever it is) to start after a layover? Drain the tank and run it ...
by Dan B
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: STABIL shelf life
Replies: 21
Views: 1087

Re: STABIL shelf life

Label says good for 2 years after opening, depending on how you store it, could last longer. I never worry about it, if older container, I just add a shot of MMO to the elixir. Like the Marvel, it makes the T engine nice smelling and helps the valves and guides too anyway :) I do the same thing Dan...
by Dan B
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tomorrow I make a sad journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1792

Re: Tomorrow I make a sad journey

Sorry to hear of this Rob. What a wonderful talent to share with others and body of work will live on beyond most of us.
by Dan B
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas to all !
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Merry Christmas to all !

Merry Christmas Tim! Thanks for what you do to make the hobby a bit more fun!
by Dan B
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roughest car you have ever restored?
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: roughest car you have ever restored?

Here is what I started with and how it turned out 13 years later.
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by Dan B
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Rat Special - Old Photo
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: White Rat Special - Old Photo

Not sure who it is in the photograph, but it was likely taken up in one of the the “coal region” towns of central Pennsylvania where part of my family is from.

It was cheap entertainment for someone I’m sure!
by Dan B
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Rat Special - Old Photo
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: White Rat Special - Old Photo

I think the car is painted white and I can just imagine someone saying “that car looks like a mouse on wheels” and someone else chiming in with “more like rat!”

First rat rod?
by Dan B
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Rat Special - Old Photo
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

White Rat Special - Old Photo

As found in a pile of old family photographs.
by Dan B
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Walbro Carb
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Walbro Carb

So many great vintage carbs. Why not start there?
by Dan B
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: (Julius in TX, my phone broke) WTB Anderson Anco Accessory Manifold FOUND
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: WTB Anderson Anco Accessory Manifold

The one in the first picture looks like it’s the one I picked up at Hershey a few years ago. It’s not for sale, but they do come up every once in a while.
by Dan B
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUSHING FACING TOOL QUESTIONS?
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: BUSHING FACING TOOL QUESTIONS?

Then why do they sell them.
by Dan B
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Running without coolant?
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: Running without coolant?

This was recently discussed. Wish I could find the thread. But most people had the opposite opinion than what was expressed here.
by Dan B
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 870

Re: Radiator drain petcock

I use the same petcock thats used in the oil pan. Works great.

I have an original accessory honeycomb so not sure if this would work on a standard.
by Dan B
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: grease zerk for U-joint grease cup

I simply remove the grease cup, install the zerk, grease and then reinstall the cup.

It takes very little effort and that way everything remains stock.

Here’s the zerk that you need.
by Dan B
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Accessory gas tank gauge. For sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Accessory gas tank gauge. For sale

Just wanted to put in a plug for these gas gauges. The quality is top notch and best of all, it works great! Not always the case with Model T era accessories! The funny thing is up until I had this gauge, I figured my tank was usually around half full. Turns out that most of the time I’m riding arou...
by Dan B
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Ruckstell Rebuilt
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Another Ruckstell Rebuilt

After an approximate 9 month rebuild process, my Ruckstell rear end is finally back in my ‘23 Touring. I’ve been waiting to make this post until it was done so I could share what I learned during the process. Since I do not have the extra room or an extra set of hands, I worked on it with my father ...
by Dan B
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1653

Re: Engine splash pans

Can anyone post a picture of their engine compartment with pans installed?
by Dan B
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1926

Re: Prices going down ?

This was recently discussed ad nauseam here:

https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... 86#p115986

I think affordable prices are great for the continuation of the hobby. That’s what we’re in it for....right??
by Dan B
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bat or Mag start?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Bat or Mag start?

My T performs great on magneto but I have a very hard time starting it on magneto even if I have the spark lever set right. I thought maybe it was my hand cranking technique but I can’t even start it using the starter to crank the engine with the switch set on mag. I wish it wasn’t the case but I de...
by Dan B
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Resurface mag fields
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Resurface mag fields

All I can say is this is absolutely necessary if you are planning to set it up with the proper gap. Glad someone else is offering it.
by Dan B
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t radiator refurb
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Model t radiator refurb

Very interesting. It appears that you have a flat tube core so was the radiator already replaced at some point?

Looks good.
by Dan B
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Gasoline Evaporation "Tip"

2nighthawks wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:16 pm

I'm curious how many other folks have, at one time or another, experienced a partially full (or empty) tank of gasoline to completely and "mysteriously" completely disappear over a period of time,...????
Hmm, that’s a new one.
by Dan B
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2038

Re: Even old experienced drivers can mess up very badly ...

I believe the reproduction AC brakes will do that (ref advertisement on page 61 of "The Vintage Ford" Sep-Oct 2020 issue. I really, really, really wish they made these for large drums. You can’t beat the functionality at the price. I can tell you from my experience that if you ever drive with discs...
by Dan B
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Re: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

Snow already??? Sure this picture wasn’t taken last year?

:o
by Dan B
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: All original 1913 touring for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1632

Re: All original 1913 touring for sale

Cars seem to be for sale a lot longer around here. Hopefully a T person bought it and it resurfaces.
by Dan B
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switching Gears
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Switching Gears

One burning question I have though is how do you switch back into low gear if you are already in high gear? And also, how do you regulate the speed once you are in high gear? Thank you. You just throttle down until the speed of the car matches low gear, and push the clutch pedal to the floor to re-...
by Dan B
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switching Gears
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Switching Gears

FieldMarshalRed wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:24 pm
One burning question I have though is how do you switch back into low gear if you are already in high gear? And also, how do you regulate the speed once you are in high gear? Thank you.
by Dan B
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 2056

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

Great thread! Enjoying all of the stories.
by Dan B
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Just plan on building it or REbuilding it. My Ruckstell was functional but I had to replace nearly every part during a recent rebuild. After that experience, I would never spend the money they usually bring for an original in unknown condition.
by Dan B
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

Re: To Ruckstell or not to Ruckstell....that is the question

Once you have a Ruckstell it’s hard to go back. With the Ruckstell engaged and in Ford high gear, it’s like having the second gear the car was meant to have.
by Dan B
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rust removal Evapo-Rust
Replies: 36
Views: 2455

Re: Rust removal Evapo-Rust

How do you get rid of rusty molasses?
by Dan B
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: Stevens/Walden tool catalogs update ...

Everyone who was interested in a catalog, please check your e-mails. I have sent out e-mails to the first 25 folks that were interested in the catalogs. There were two more interested in catalogs than I have copies to send at this time. . After I get this run taken care of Ill be doing at least one...
by Dan B
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another odd accessory intake manifold - ASKE
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Another odd accessory intake manifold - ASKE

Rich,

Our resident accessory expert Jay had one for sale a little while ago. There’s a newspaper ad included in the post.

https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=12105
by Dan B
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

Jonah - Have you bought the rainbow covered MTFCA books yet?
by Dan B
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter Pin Drilling Jig.
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Cotter Pin Drilling Jig.

Really really neat. I would put it to good use! You did good!
by Dan B
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cotter pins tips
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Cotter pins tips

I put a needle nose pliars through the eye and roll it against the nut for leverage.
by Dan B
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

Can you see a place on the lining which shows more wear! If not concentric, the spot which is dragging should show more wear than the rest. Another thing to check is the edge of the shoe against the drum. You can usually detect this by finding a wear groove on the inner edge of the drum. This can h...
by Dan B
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

Thanks guys. Makes sense. Checking them for roundness will be my next step
by Dan B
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

As it is now, there is enough play that I can move the shoes in the up or down direction and the linings will over hang the backing plate by an 1/8” or more. It seems to me that if the shoes can move by that much in the retracted position, they would rub on the drum without any chance of being recen...
by Dan B
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment
Replies: 12
Views: 652

‘26-‘27 Brake Shoe Alignment

I have a ‘23 with a large drum (‘26-‘27) Ruckstell. I discovered that the drivers side rear hub gets hot after driving. When I removed the wheel to investigate I found that the brake shoe is not being held concentric by the four tabs in the backing plate. There is a lot of play which is allowing the...
by Dan B
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice weather at Hershey
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Nice weather at Hershey

I hope it rains buckets this year. We’ve been due for a week of rain.
by Dan B
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wilcox auction?
Replies: 19
Views: 1302

Re: Wilcox auction?

$5k for a 1915. Wow. Sure to upset a few folks here.
by Dan B
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles

All the thanks goes to you Mark for helping me out of a pinch! What a wonderful community we have here. Thanks MTFCA!
by Dan B
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles

Bump - Trying to find a set quick before it holds up reassembly!
by Dan B
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sandblasting Equipment
Replies: 19
Views: 1067

Re: Sandblasting Equipment

Get an assortment of wire brushes, a good corded drill, and be done with it! A decent bench grinder with a wire wheel is also invaluable.

I did a frame off restoration on my car and never sandblasted one part.
by Dan B
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Wanted: Rear Spring Shackles

I am looking for a pair of original rear spring shackles in NOS condition or with MINIMAL wear.

I will accept either the 1920-1923 forged L shape or ‘23-‘27 U shape designs as pictured below.

Please contact me via the email address below.
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: 1112

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: 5
Views: 649

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: 1191

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: 1497

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: 938

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: 13846

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: 547

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: 1701

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: 1964

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: 728

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: 1964

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: 728

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: 1031

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: 1793

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: 3857

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: 5031

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: 5031

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: 1964

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: 2220

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: 1964

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: 1964

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: 3691

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: 2647

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: 2313

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: 2642

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: 1674

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: 1674

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: 1865

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: 1865

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: 1865

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: 1865

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: 1865

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: 781

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: 1674

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: 1674

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: 4010

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: 594

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: 594

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: 2389

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: 1674

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: 2730

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: 1514

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.