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by Dan B
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 521

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: 794

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: 818

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: 326

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: 1218

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: 1644

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: 511

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: 693

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: 352

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: 449

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: 1722

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: 1048

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: 1370

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: 343

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: 343

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: 1566

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: 1264

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: 1264

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: 2104

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: 660

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: 245

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: 1379

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: 799

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: 1173

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: 448

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: 448

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: 448

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: 448

‘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: 324

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: 1132

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: 415

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: 415

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: 801

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: 415

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: 981

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: 523

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: 1060

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: 1322

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: 776

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: 13214

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: 479

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: 1383

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: 1649

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: 598

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: 1649

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: 598

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: 883

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: 1576

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: 3465

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: 4318

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: 4318

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: 1649

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: 1886

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: 1649

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: 1649

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: 3245

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: 2253

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: 1992

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: 2276

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: 1451

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: 1451

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: 1568

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: 1568

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: 1568

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: 1568

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: 1568

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: 673

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: 1451

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: 1451

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: 3481

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: 494

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: 494

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: 1982

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: 1344

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: 2288

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: 1277

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: 2334

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: 2334

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: 1100

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: 2052

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: 2052

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: 1417

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: 811

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: 3580

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: 1343

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: 2920

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: 2188

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: 2188

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: 580

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: 1599

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: 1599

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: 580

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: 1599

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...