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by Bill Robinson
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Generator bolt pattern drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Generator bolt pattern drawing

As Les said:
100 mm = 3 15/16 ″
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: On the road home
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: On the road home

Thanks for the great pictures, Tom!
by Bill Robinson
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1511

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Great idea about the "V" blocks, Jerry. I don't know if it will tell where the "crooked " is, but it sure will tell me the "IF" it is crooked and where to start looking.. :o
by Bill Robinson
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1511

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

This morning John Z and I dis-assembled the axle. As stated earlier- it appears that the RH half of the axle housing may be slightly bent down, towards the road. The 1st photo shows the female end of the axle tube where the axle bearing sleeve is inserted. It is extremely grooved with highs and lows...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1511

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Frank- I don't recall stating that there is any wobble to the axle shaft as it turns. Refer to my chart where I measured the shaft as it turns. There is no visible wobble. The little difference in the measurement at each quarter turn could either be 1. irregularities in the internals of the axle tub...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Magneto troubleshooting help needed

If it were mine, the first thing I'd check would be the magneto itself. I'd want to know whether I have a strong or a weak magneto. Otherwise, if the magneto is weak, you can spend lots of hours testing many components, and simply wasting your time. The test is simple and easy. https://youtu.be/QnMU...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1511

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Dick- initially, my problem was grease slinging out of the hub and onto my rt rear tire & brake disc, so I pulled the hub to check it out. That's when I noticed the axle shaft was not centered in the axle tube like it normally is. That's when I posted my thread on the forum. Now, let me say this- "i...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1511

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Dick- the answers to your questions Is the axle installed in a car or is it out of the car ? The axle is attached to the car per the leaf springs. If the axle is on jack stands (whether asle is in the car or not), where are the jack stands placed relative to the spring perches ? Drivers side has the...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1511

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

OK. I removed the inner, modern cone shaped rubber seal. Luck did not go my way. Instead of the axle moving down toward the center as expected, the axle shaft lifted slightly to the top of the axle housing tube. The clearance at the top changed from .514 to .466.
by Bill Robinson
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1511

Re: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Jerry- the drawing shows the centerline of the axle tube is actually below the center of the shaft. I agree that the inside seal might be supporting (I hope!!) the shaft and maybe if I remove the seal it will let the axle drop approx 1/16" (could I be that lucky?). In the morning, I'll go to my shop...
by Bill Robinson
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?
Replies: 37
Views: 1511

Does my rear axle housing need to be straightened?

Does anybody know the limits on when an axle housing is bent enough to warrant attempting to straighten it? My axle shaft is off-center in the housing by .134”. This was a new, modern axle shaft that was installed in 2017. The shaft itself does not appear to be bent. The Hyatt bearing is good, withi...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are you thinking about LED lights for your Model T?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Are you thinking about LED lights for your Model T?

I understand that there is a shortage of these bulbs presently. Mine were purchased from http://www.snjparts.com/ the first week of December and I got the last 4 they had in stock at that time. Maybe all of the vendors have gotten new shipments. Please notice that these are negative ground. LogoLite...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Are you thinking about LED lights for your Model T?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Are you thinking about LED lights for your Model T?

I just posted this video on YouTube about a "before & after" installation of LED's on my '27 Tudor. Before installation, I focused and aimed the incandescent bulbs according to the Model T Ford manual. After installation of the LED's the only adjustment was aiming each of the lights to the outside s...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: LED headlight

In the video, at the 2:50 mark, Paul tested the bulb using a negative ground. I've always been told that Model A's were a positive ground and that's why vintage car parts companies offer the bulbs in either positive or negative ground.
by Bill Robinson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools to take with you on a Model T drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 1051

Re: Tools to take with you on a Model T drive?

So far, with your suggestions, I have come up with the following parts. I did not put hand cleaner, parts cleaner, major parts, etc on the list, mainly because I carry a tool bag and not a tub. Personally, I can drive pretty good with dirty hands. Been there- done that. My goal is to get You & Me ba...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tools to take with you on a Model T drive?
Replies: 27
Views: 1051

Tools to take with you on a Model T drive?

Quickly, let me say that last Wednesday, my wife and I, plus 2 adult passengers went for a rather long, rough, backroad ride in my '27 Tudor. Needless to say, 4 modern adults in a Tudor doesn't leave much room for extras, such as life saving essentials like tools, tow strap, first aid kit, etc. So, ...
by Bill Robinson
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: LED headlight

Tom- Just so you'll know- I ordered this morning before my day long Model T ride. When I got home, I already had a tracking number. Great service from Smith & Jones. :D I'm happy.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: LED headlight

I found it on the Tennessee T's website!
https://tennesseets.weebly.com/uploads/ ... n_my_t.pdf
by Bill Robinson
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LED headlight
Replies: 31
Views: 1768

Re: LED headlight

Tom- Check with Wheat. Last spring he put me on to a bulb/vendor that he used. I tried a set. The amt of light (6v) is much better and amp draw is much better. Almosy like a modern car. Easy to install.. It may be the same that Snyders has but I don't know. he used a light bulb vendor and I forget w...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foot Throttle.., Seeing how many would be interested.
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Foot Throttle.., Seeing how many would be interested.

Looks interesting. In the case of shifting a Ruckstell with a center shifter- I find that it takes 3 hands to shift it right. With your foot throttle it now will only take 2 hands and 1 foot. :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Fouled plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: 13T - Fouled plugs

Myself, I wouldn't call those plugs "fouled". "Sooted", maybe, but not "fouled". #'s 1 & 2 tend to collect soot more than 3 & 4 because they are at the front of the engine and tend to get the coolest water coming from the radiator, therefore don't burn the fuel as efficiently. I think what you are s...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Burlap sack seats?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Burlap sack seats?

Thomas- you should get in touch with Phillip Lee, since both of you are from Tennessee. His rusty old yellow pickup truck is an inspiration to look at. Your profile does not show where in TN you are located but for all you know, he may be close. Be prepared for some chuckles! :D :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat cup or seat foot for a Tudor
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Seat cup or seat foot for a Tudor

'27 Tudor front seat. I have heard these called a seat cup or seat foot. The back of the seat rests on the carpet. How many different sizes were available. In my stash, I have 2" and 2 1/2". Were there any made that measured 3" or 3 1/2"? I am unable to find a source for new ones.
seat cup.jpg
by Bill Robinson
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: This thing hurts my arm!

Today has been a fun day, trying to figure out why the windows completely roll down on one ’27 Tudor, yet the other Tudor (same year) the window lacks as much as an inch from disappearing. One inch is all it took. Tomorrow, I'll re-attach the Stop Bumpers- one inch lower that they were this morning....
by Bill Robinson
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: This thing hurts my arm!

Rick- I'm not familiar with "the glass book", but both of these cars have the same height windows. I don't know their width because they are still in the cars. That doesn't mean that both cars have their original doors. My original post states this but I'll repeat that the indentions in the 2 doors ...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: This thing hurts my arm!

I just finished removing the 2 window stop bumpers from the passenger door. Soon, I will temporarily clamp them 1 inch lower than FORD did. If the window comes down so the top of the glass is below the top sill and the window cranks up and down like it is supposed to, then I'm in business.
by Bill Robinson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This thing hurts my arm!
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

This thing hurts my arm!

The windows on my ’27 Tudor won’t roll completely down. It’s very uncomfortable if I want to hang my elbow on the sill while driving on a hot summer day. My arm rests on the glass and not the sill because the glass won’t roll down far enough. It lacks about an inch. I’ve had this car for about a ye...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parke County Covered Bridge Tour Blog Article
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Parke County Covered Bridge Tour Blog Article

Noah- thanks for posting the link. The photos were really fine and fun to look at. I even saw pictures of some of our Tennessee T's members in a few of them. Thanks again.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Direct LED replacement headlight
Replies: 35
Views: 1951

Re: Direct LED replacement headlight

Here is a tip- Go to Google. Copy exactly & Enter the following----> site:mtfca.com led light
Lots of good info will show up.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wheel Shimmy on 1926
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Wheel Shimmy on 1926

I agree with all possibilities listed so far. I'd like to add another that showed it's face on a recent tour in Tennessee. A friend crawled under my car to look for play/movement while I wiggled the steering wheel. What he discovered was slop in the steering bracket on the lower end of the steering ...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Covered Bridges.....
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Covered Bridges.....

Can someone point us to the pictures?
by Bill Robinson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rookie mistake: driven gear upside down...
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Rookie mistake: driven gear upside down...

VOWELART has a good drawing that is available on the MTFCA Resources section of their website. Darn good info! Thanks Martin ;)
app.php/gallery/image/120
by Bill Robinson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 1205

Re: For All Eternity

Allen-screwdriver.jpg Back around the turn of the century there was an active forum member named Reid Welch from somewhere in Florida. A thread was started regarding the pain of installing and removing the slotted bendix screws. Pictured below is Reid's answer. The picture is my donated screwdriver...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2340

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

I'll say it again- It sure is nice! John just sent me an email because he wants to ride Wednesday during the "cold front".
by Bill Robinson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts Illegal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2340

Re: Model Ts Illegal?

This thread makes me glad to live where I live. My Model T friends and I can hit the local, rural backroads, drive all day, and not get passed by only 2 or 3 modern cars all day long. Sometimes none. It sure is nice. We just avoid the busy roads the fools drive on. :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Overheated!
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Overheated!

Good tip, Terry. But I hope I never need it!
Tbugger
by Bill Robinson
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mag post short.
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Mag post short.

I've had it happen a couple of times over the years. Wire will short it out too- look closely in the mirror
lint_more.JPG
Lint.JPG
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thrust washer roller bearings?
Replies: 21
Views: 1949

Re: Thrust washer roller bearings?

QUESTION- if the rollers on the bearings are tapered, only the FAT END of each roller would make contact with the steel thrust plates, because the small tapered end would not fully contact? Then as the fat end would wear and get smaller a whole new problem would be created by increasing the gap betw...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear End Clamshell Gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Rear End Clamshell Gasket

A couple of years ago I found this Permatex product highly recommended on the forum. 3 of my axles halves have been sealed with it and, so far- no leaks. The specs state "Specially formulated to withstand the harsh gear oil environment found in differentials and transfer cases". https://www.permatex...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering gear case play
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

Re: Steering gear case play

Found the crack. Welded and dressed a bit. Tightly installed new rivets. Good as new now.
Steeringcolumn-cracks-x1000.jpg
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch finger screws
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Clutch finger screws

Just something to check. Quick story- a couple of years ago I had a prospective buyer come to my shop to drive one of my T's. He drove the car and followed me to a country lunch stop 15 miles away. No problems. When we left the lunch stop, I looked in my rear view mirror about a half mile into the t...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 2986

Re: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

David Walker has a side shifter on his speedster. And, an under shifter, an over shifter, and probably 1 or 2 shifters that I don't know about. Can't anyone call David...... "Shiftless". :shock: :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 2986

HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

Pictures, but not much in details right now. Hopefully, the info will get updated later.
https://www.waff.com/2020/07/09/huntsvi ... d-model-t/
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: True Fire Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: True Fire Ignition

I loaned a friend one of my old Tru-Fires because his coils were bad. We had a ride coming up soon. The Tru-Fire was no good. I sent him another one. It didn't work either. I suggested replacing the wooden parts in his coil box with the new plastic parts. He did. Guess what. Both Tru-Fires worked gr...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Steering bracket removal

With no machine shop handy, this is how I fit the new bushing to the steering bracket. It worked pretty good.
Fitting a bushing to the steering bracket
Fitting a bushing to the steering bracket
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Steering bracket removal

Report on the bushing replacement in the steering bracket: *Why did I replace it? I had a shimmy- a death wobble- at slow speed on a potholed road. I could hear a click, click, click with each wobble. While on a ride last week Paul and I tried to find the clicking and he saw a pretty good side to s...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Steering bracket removal

My plan- First- I'll remove the pitman arm & key, then loosen the bolts where the column passes through the firewall. This will give me some wiggle room on the entire column. Then I'll remove the pin, and the spark control lever, then the cotter keys/pins from the bolts that connect the unit to the ...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering bracket removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Steering bracket removal

I am removing the bushing in the steering bracket of a '27 steering column. My question: once the Steering Arm and Ball (aka pitman arm) and bracket bolts are removed, is it possible to remove the bracket without removing the entire steering column from the car?
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: A part found- what is it?

Thanks friends! I think he tends to agree with you.
Bill :shock:
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: A part found- what is it?

Charles says the badge appears to be copper.
by Bill Robinson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A part found- what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

A part found- what is it?

A friend found this small brass looking plaque and I thought someone on the forum might know it's source. His description: "The size can be estimated by the size of the quarter. It’s about 1/8 inch thick, and the it looks like the back side has a coating of solder on it." Does anyone know this part'...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Spare tire attachment

I think I see a rust hole in the running board. Is that an indication that the spare tire has been resting in the same spot for decades- bouncing, rubbing, collecting salty water, and finally creating the hole? If so, that should give an indication on how things aligned.
by Bill Robinson
Fri May 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show me your TT beds!
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: Show me your TT beds!

This was my son's (before he sold it).
by Bill Robinson
Tue May 05, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

A home-made Father's Day gift from my son a few years ago. It really draws a lot of attention from visitors to my shop.
by Bill Robinson
Sat May 02, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: PARTS OF MODEL T FORDS USED FOR OTHER THINGS,

I raise a few cattle. About 25 years ago I had a electric fence charger bit the dust. There was an old guy near Flintville who repaired chargers out in his barn. I delivered my charger to him driving my '26 Pickup. The first thing he did was take me over to his personal charger that he used on his o...
by Bill Robinson
Sat May 02, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: Headlight Ajustment

See if this helps- Fix A VERTICAL FOCUS: https://tennesseets.weebly.com/tech-page-3.html
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: Headlight Ajustment

Now, Duckwing, if you get to the point that you've focused the headlamps and the bulbs create a tall, vertical oval, rather than the correct horizontal oval, come back on the forum and let us know. There is a way to correct the vertical "focus factor".
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Headlight Ajustment
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: Headlight Ajustment

Duckwing- Go to page 11 of the October 2013 Newsletter. Focusing headlamps is so easy a girl can do it. Really!
https://tennesseets.weebly.com/uploads/ ... ter_br.pdf
by Bill Robinson
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Carburetor Adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: 13T - Carburetor Adjustment

Sounds good to me. That’s how it’s done.
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: Happy Birthday to Ford's new pickup

:lol: :lol: Ricky? A Model T Trivia question for next year? :lol: :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Board under Rear Seat.
Replies: 21
Views: 2191

Re: Board under Rear Seat.

Can someone who has a '25 Touring with under-the-seat wood installed possibly post a photo? Last summer I had some *full grown* adult guests riding along and the metal ribs under the seat got bent - badly.
by Bill Robinson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine miss
Replies: 41
Views: 3473

Re: Engine miss

Art- Scott may be on it!
by Bill Robinson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: INSTALLING SPRING PERCH BUSHINGS
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: INSTALLING SPRING PERCH BUSHINGS

Good video Randall- I gave you a thumbs up!
by Bill Robinson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 18401

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Steve- that's my favorite tunnel. It's hard to find, but worth the hunt. Bill
by Bill Robinson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 252
Views: 18401

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

This post is in reply to RajoRacer’s post “sitting, waiting on the train to go by”.
Down here in Tennessee, we don’t wait on the trains to go by- WE GO UNDER THEM!!
by Bill Robinson
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were Hubodometers Used on Model Ts
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Were Hubodometers Used on Model Ts

How many times will a new 4.40/4.50-21 tire rotate in a mile?
by Bill Robinson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator Cap Project
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Radiator Cap Project

Cookeville TN Tour- how many saw this radiator cap? Look closely at this radiator cap. ZOOM in...The dog with it's leg hiked is not potty trained. The man in the picture is a good friend, so I blurred his face in the photo. All I can say is "It's a good thing that he had his glasses on!" His T shirt...
by Bill Robinson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rough on Magneto - Found This
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Rough on Magneto - Found This

Redleg- check regularly- if it happens again, then carefully inspect the three drums for a crack. But, if everything is new, as stated, probably not a problem. Maybe it's just one of the Kevlar bands that may not have gotten sealed good on the end and is un-raveling.
by Bill Robinson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CANT GO GALAVANTING
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CANT GO GALAVANTING

Assemble the new Ruckstell Axle that I bought from Chaffins- the first day I found out about their sale. Was going to wait, but since I am stuck at home..... :roll:
by Bill Robinson
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Seals
Replies: 31
Views: 4460

Re: Crankshaft Seals

Lynn Cook's method of installing a crankshaft seal. The good thing about his method is the fact that if the new seal ever goes bad it can be replaced without separating the pan and the block, or removing the engine. Anyone who knew him will agree that back in Lynn's day, he could always find a bette...
by Bill Robinson
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model T problem
Replies: 27
Views: 2948

Re: model T problem

You are a lucky man- Mr man! And never forget that Mr Warren helped you out!
Shhhh! You may need him again. :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Anderson Timer question

Ron- the camshaft does turn counter clockwise, as you stated, if viewed from the front.
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Anderson Timer question

All of my Model T life I have assumed that the flapper touches the ramp first, then "flaps" off the butt end to get ready for the next strike. That just seems more logical to me. Now, a project that I'm working on has me looking closely at the mechanics of the timer, and I thought "no way". After ta...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Anderson Timer question

Like this? Keep in mind that this view is reversed from what we normally see.
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Anderson Timer question

I agree. But that doesn't answer my question.
I am assuming that you are looking at the camshaft and flapper from the front of the engine to get the counter clockwise turn?
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anderson Timer question
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Anderson Timer question

Which part of the flat contact gets touched by the flapper first? The butt end or the ramp?
by Bill Robinson
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spare tire needed 1923 Depot Hack
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Spare tire needed 1923 Depot Hack

This is my homemade spare tire carrier. The door does not open. The vertical piece carries the weight, the bottom "U" stabilizes the tire and wheel.
by Bill Robinson
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?
Replies: 28
Views: 4055

Re: New gasoline shut off valve sticking?

This works for me. Pretty easy, too.
by Bill Robinson
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 3546

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

Altair- since you posted a “quote” of my post, it is clear that you did not understand the end result of the squealing/chirping of my 26 RPU. IT TURNED OUT not to be triple gear noise as everyone predicted. Instead the problem was stated as being a leaky exhaust manifold gasket. It pays to explore t...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again???
Replies: 33
Views: 3546

Re: 23 Center door engine locks up and then starts again??? For sale

My story: On the Not For Sissies Tour I let a friend drive my 26 RPU for a day. The truck had a freshly rebuilt transmission but I thought I had broken it in. At the end I’d the days ride my friend was waiting at my trailer with some bad news. He said “listen”, cranked it and there was a loud squeal...
by Bill Robinson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: What shackle is this?

I plan on re-using the shackle set. Having owned the truck for many years and having removed the axle several times, I have never noticed that the shackles were any different from any other type on any of my other T's. But, when I had one of those cheapo knurled type shackles fail on me- I now look ...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

What shackle is this?

Today, I removed the shackles from my 26 RPU. These don't look like any shackle that I've seen before. Can anyone identify them- I'm suspecting they are not for a Ford. Or, maybe a re-pop from the past. Note that each shackle has 4 nuts.
by Bill Robinson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%
Replies: 47
Views: 7953

Re: CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 20%

Chaffins Garage has done us Model T guys a tremendous service for many years. There is one man who has not gotten enough credit over the years, and that is Dave. He is a no B.S. type of guy and he knows his stuff!
by Bill Robinson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump
Replies: 19
Views: 2324

Re: T sputters when turning a corner or hits bump

Same problem here. It only happened on a left hand turn or hitting a bump. I tried all of the above but no luck. Then I read a thread on one of the forums back around 2001 about a member who found his problem in the ignition switch and all he did was clean the contacts on the inside. I tried it. I'm...
by Bill Robinson
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: marvel mystery oil
Replies: 9
Views: 1995

Re: marvel mystery oil

MMO must work. No stuck strings, no backfiring.
by Bill Robinson
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" will not continue to run.
Replies: 15
Views: 2554

Re: "T" will not continue to run.

Today was fill up day. A nice day for a ride.
fill er up.jpg
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: diy valve spring compressor?
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: diy valve spring compressor?

The big factor-
can you do it with the manifolds still on?
A vaporizer would really test a man's patience! OUCH :lol:
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING
Replies: 33
Views: 3134

Re: MAGNETO TROUBLESHOOTING

Will your car start on magneto? If so, make up a jumper with an alligator clip on each end. Disconnect the FORD stock wire at the mag post. Disconnect the FORD stock wire at the coil box. Connect one end of the jumper to the mag post. Connect the other end of the jumper to the coil box connection St...
by Bill Robinson
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.

Doug- Zoom in on the North Pole image.
The lettering on the heater reads 'Bar-B-que'.
by Bill Robinson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

Frank- please explain the phrase "sound like the engine has done a bigend". I'm not familiar with the word "bigend". Sound/noise is what I'm trying to eliminate. That is exactly my problem. 2 of my cars started making this loud rattling noise during acceleration about 4 years ago after changing from...
by Bill Robinson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Camshaft movement- tolerance question

The STIPE 250 cam was installed in 2012. It is not a Chaffin's cam. I'm thinking that the Stipe 280 Cam was not available at the time. The advanced gear is one of Dan's and was installed in 2015.
I don't know if the movement is in the shell, because as stated, only the timing cover has been removed.
by Bill Robinson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camshaft movement- tolerance question
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Camshaft movement- tolerance question

I have a Stipe 250 cam in a 1926 engine. 7.5 degree advanced bronze timing gear. -My question- with the timing gear cover removed I have a camshaft lateral movement (in & out) of .0065". -Up & down movement of the camshaft is .005". Are these measurements withis tolerance or do I need to looking int...
by Bill Robinson
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: 27 T magneto issue

Tubby, I'd like to add this photo because your problem has happened to me (more than once over the years).
by Bill Robinson
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27 T magneto issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: 27 T magneto issue

If that is as bright as your magneto will light the bulb, I suspect a weak mag. But, if it ran good on mag while on the tour, then I'd suspect a piece of lint, or trash is lodged against the mag post. Unscrew the mag post, shine a light through the hole, and see if there is anything that might be br...