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by ryanf1023
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Attached are more photos of the ring. Do the tops have to be perfectly flat in order to function, or just ground level (if necessary) in relation to each other to ensure the magnets will rotate with a uniform gap?
by ryanf1023
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Just an update on my progress over the past couple of months. I've asked questions in lots of other threads, but it's nice to consolidate the whole build here to look back on some day. I cleaned all of my coils (bobbins?) from the field coil ring in December. Was a little hard on the back with my cr...
by ryanf1023
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?

Peter, I won't be wrapping them and sealing them until I know they will fit. That will REALLY make that a permanent option. I might consider rewrapping my first ring now that I know how long the lead should be. However, I start the wrapping process with the desired lead already (other than the first...
by ryanf1023
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Field Coils: Must they all have even turns?

I'm finally able to carry on with my field coil rebuild. So far, I've done four of the sixteen, all of which are clockwise wound with the tab up. And, my fear has come true. The coils don't all finish at opportune lengths, some to worse degrees than others. 2021 01 21 5.jpg The top right one to me i...
by ryanf1023
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT - Cross Country In a Model A
Replies: 24
Views: 910

Re: OT - Cross Country In a Model A

Although not quite cross country, I took my Model A on an 800km trip a year and a half ago, getting some good elevation in Jasper. I’d say what helped me the most was having quite a few hours behind the wheel of an A already (three full driving seasons). It sounds like you and I are opposites; I’ve ...
by ryanf1023
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?

I did as you suggested Frank, and yes. I got 1.3ohm for the mag and 1.2ohm for the battery. I think the difference of 0.1ohm is that the contact on the bat is slightly tighter than the mag one, perhaps due to more mag driving in its lifetime than bat. If this is normal I’m happy to proceed with the ...
by ryanf1023
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?

Thank you everyone for the replies. When I connect both probes together, I do usually get the 0.0ohm reading, however, a little bit of readjusting and often the 0.3ohm reading will come up. I don't know the exact age of the meter. I would guess in the 15-20 year range. I did test on the base instead...
by ryanf1023
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Resistance: How many ohms are acceptable?

You'd think ideally that 0 ohms would be the ideal amount. In my coil box, there are certain things that I, can not for the life of me, get below 0.3 ohms. I've soldered the posts to the cleaned up bronze contacts, and before and after soldering, 0.3 ohms was the lowest I could get between both cont...
by ryanf1023
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey in the 1960's
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Hershey in the 1960's

Does anyone know more about that Model T sedan at 0:50? It looks like a custom body.
by ryanf1023
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1052

Re: Field Coil Tape

Thanks Andre. I've watched the Model T Tips video several times now, very helpful. I'm wondering if the ribbons need to be surgically clean. The fellow in the video looks to do a fairly quick pass and then puts the tape on. I was quite deliberate going up and down the ribbon with my wheel, and they'...
by ryanf1023
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1052

Re: Field Coil Tape

Good to know, thanks Steve. Did you have any problems with inconsistent length of ribbon while winding? I know the RH and LH winding, but I worry that the tail of the ribbon will be at the wrong side to connect to the next coil. Nothing a simple trim wouldn’t fix? I’m not sure how the double coils c...
by ryanf1023
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1052

Re: Field Coil Tape

I ordered from McMaster-Carr on Tuesday. They processed my payment Wednesday. They arrived today, Thursday morning. Unbelievable. I was weary about McMaster-Carr's willingness to ship to Canada, but I went ahead on a whim and there was no issue. 2021 01 07 tape.jpg Barring the high courier cost and ...
by ryanf1023
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1052

Re: Field Coil Tape

Thank you everyone for the suggestions and PMs. Steve, it’s been said before l, but your dedication to taking photos for almost all you do is invaluable. Especially taking them at times when the work can get super frustrating. I’m too far into this rebuild myself that I wouldn’t want to waste the wo...
by ryanf1023
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Field Coil Tape
Replies: 30
Views: 1052

Field Coil Tape

I've straightened and cleaned all of my ribbons for my field coil, and they've been sitting idle for a month now without tape. I can't seem to find the 3M 361 tape by the roll, only the case. Does anyone know of retailers who will sell by the roll? And because the 1/4" width is not available, I've s...
by ryanf1023
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rewiring a Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Rewiring a Coil Box

Thank you, Steve. Is there any reason not to solder the wire to the switch? My only thought would be the limited space you have to work with. I was just surprised to see that the wires in my box were just wrapped around the screw, and not soldered.
by ryanf1023
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rewiring a Coil Box
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Rewiring a Coil Box

I've acquired a coil box with the switch mounted on the front of the box. This will be wired with ten posts rather than nine, with a separate post for each the magneto and the battery. For the wires that connect the posts to the switch, and then from the switch to the strip on the bottom of the coil...
by ryanf1023
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions

Thanks Mark.

Art, sent you an email.
by ryanf1023
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions

Hi Mark, Just to confirm, are you talking about the Universal T-Drivers, or the ribbed tread? Interesting point about the rim size. I never did think of that. I do have a set of 4 30x3.5" wheels, which I will get new wheels made, but the rims are still very useable, which is why I'm going to go with...
by ryanf1023
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ribbed Tire Tread Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Ribbed Tire Tread Questions

In about a year's time, I'm going to need clinchers (all 30"x3.5") for my speedster project. I would love all white tires, but the fear of browning is a bit of a turn off, in addition to the price. Barring discussion on any recent purchases of all white tires, I feel like that subject has been beate...
by ryanf1023
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any tips on insurance?
Replies: 31
Views: 999

Re: Any tips on insurance?

I’m with Intact in Canada. Had they not changed their minimum age requirement months before I got my antique car, I don’t know what I would do.

I had to laugh that Hagerty wouldn’t insure under age 25 (in Canada atleast) while also having an awards program for drivers under 20!
by ryanf1023
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62169

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Yesss! Oh so freaky, yet so very pleasing are night drives! Thanks Don! Nice video Don. Nothing like a night drive in an open Ford. Thanks Duane and Ryan. It is fun...quite different than the same drive in the daytime. The headlights are fairly useless...it's almost like they're more for people to ...
by ryanf1023
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62169

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

Nice video Don. Nothing like a night drive in an open Ford.
by ryanf1023
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in December
Replies: 41
Views: 3319

Re: What have you done with your T in December

I finally began cleaning up my field coil rings. The apparatus is a little crude, but it works just fine.
2020 12 7 apparatus.jpg
2020 12 7 apparatus 2.jpg
2020 12 7 clean ribbon.jpg
15 more to go.
by ryanf1023
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

Ah, I didn't know a dimmer coil was used on mag lights. I do know of potential burnouts for mag lights, depending on the voltage and how much power the mag is putting out. I just assumed the dimmer coil was for the dim setting for the headlights. Lots to learn!
by ryanf1023
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

Tim, thank you for that wiring diagram. The bottom of the coil box wood was the missing piece. I was losing my mind trying to figure those bottom grooves out. I had mine improperly connected, which is why I was so dang confused. That clears up my entire issue. I guess I have 1919-1925 coil box, as t...
by ryanf1023
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

Hi Mark, Thanks for the info. I always assumed that the coil box switch vs dash switch was differentiated between non-starter and starter, but it makes more sense that it was a timeline thing. To answer your question, my build is bitsa that is almost entirely within the 1917-1925 time frame. I guess...
by ryanf1023
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Non-Starter vs Starter Equipped Coil Box

I've got a 17-25 coil box that was on a starter equipped T (no switch on the front of the box). I am pretty dead-set on wiring it as a non-starter equipped, electric headlight T. I've finally found the proper wiring diagram, which leaves me a little confused. The one terminal post for starter-equipp...
by ryanf1023
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

I don't know if I'd venture to drop the car much lower than 3"-4". I'd like to keep the geometry as simple as I can relative to the increase in drop height. I have been mindful of wishbones as well. I've considered using both, Allan. Am I correct in thinking that two wishbones equates to more rigidi...
by ryanf1023
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1380

Re: Traded in my T

I was after a T for a couple of years, but I found this Model A that I couldn’t pass up. 05D6BD61-CFDA-406C-BBC3-E14AB8BCBB09.jpeg 34 Model B 4-cyl, 35 wire wheels, 39 hydraulic brakes, few other Ford pieces from the 30s-50s to make it an early style restomod. It is not a hot rod! I hardly have enou...
by ryanf1023
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Ryan, both the battery and magneto connections are soldered to the strip in the bottom of the coilbox. From there the wires follow a groove in the underside of the base timber/plastic. These grooves meet with corresponding groves on the inside of the back panel, and the wire follows that groove to ...
by ryanf1023
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1732

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Not a T, but my 29 Model A Roadster. Someone was on their phone, who not only rear ended the guy in front of him, but then lost control and swerved into my lane, where my A and I were just getting up to speed. I feel lucky to have only banged up my knees at about 70 kph, but you really can’t trust o...
by ryanf1023
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Thanks Allan. I did just that and all was good. Two questions though: The old insulators virtually disintegrated when I took the nuts off the porcelain. I almost forgot about them until I was using emery cloth to clean the nuts, until I unintentionally disintegrated one on the cloth. Are these thing...
by ryanf1023
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 4366

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Made some good headway on the coil box. Won't be finished until I get a new soldering iron
2020 10 25 coil box 1.jpg
2020 10 25 coil box 6.jpg
by ryanf1023
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Les, thanks for reaching out. I'll get in touch with you when I next come down to Calgary. I'm optimistic that our Covid cases will be in check by the new year/early spring. There are many Model T resources in Calgary and I feel quite lucky to be so close, in addition to all of our guys up here. Fra...
by ryanf1023
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Kevin, you are correct in assuming I'm using the under-axle wishbone. If nothing else, the safety issue with the over-axle is the main reason why. I would like to lower as much as I can, barring any drivability/safety issues. I'd hate to hit a huge bump in the road and have my drain plug scrape and ...
by ryanf1023
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Ground Clearance, lowering frame

I've done a few mockups for my eventual speedster, and this one has been my most recent scale draft. 2020 10 18 front.jpg 2020 10 18 profile edited.jpg I'd like to lower as much as I can, but I know that comes with problems. 1) Potential tie rod, radius rod, etc. interference 2) drain plug (lowest p...
by ryanf1023
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1661

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

Regarding wear, do different tread patterns wear any better or worse than others for an all black tire? Barring any lottery win, I don’t think I can afford to splurge on Non-Skids when my car is ready for tires. I do wonder though how well those would hold up for regular driving in comparison to a r...
by ryanf1023
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Thanks everyone for the input. I actually was unaware that there was a modern wood replacement. I've since bought the modern plastic, and finally went about disassembling it tonight. Boy, that would is actually quite brittle and rotten. I would've had to replace it anyways, so I'm glad I splurged an...
by ryanf1023
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Thanks for the explanation David. Makes sense to me now. Thanks Don, I thoroughly enjoyed (and still do!) following yours. You make fixing a T look so easy! I've spent the last week going through the circuitry and science of the coils themselves. Boy, the amount of classic physics that I had to draw...
by ryanf1023
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Re: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Thank you everyone for the replies and input. It looks like the running board irons are necessary for frame support. I'll see about locating some of those. The frame is away now (don't have the garage space), but I'll see to the other tests mentioned when I get the space again. In the meantime, I ha...
by ryanf1023
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Basket Case Speedster Build Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 3923

Basket Case Speedster Build Thread

Hello all, I posted in the "What Did You Do To Your T In July?" thread about bringing home a basket case T. Don Allen suggested I should start a build thread, and as I've enjoyed seeing his thread along with some others, here it is! Last night, I was examining the frame for its condition. I will sha...
by ryanf1023
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in July ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6955

Re: What have you done with your T in July ?

I brought my first T (basket case) home on Sunday, and the frame was delivered today. I drove south to Calgary with the hope of bringing home a few pieces, with the intention of collecting parts over time and hopefully build a speedster/racer in a year's time. Be careful what you wish for! To say th...
by ryanf1023
Fri May 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 2458

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

I was actually in a similar boat as you. I posted in the old forum almost 5 years ago; you can read that thread here: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/559022.html?1438469669 I'm almost 23, but I bought my first antique car at 19, but I went with a Model A. My goal and dream was always a T...
by ryanf1023
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hand cranking, left versus right hand
Replies: 25
Views: 3750

Re: Hand cranking, left versus right hand

I don't often get the chance to crank start a T, but when I do, I've exclusively used my left hand until recently. I was always able to start with left, until I encountered a weak 1914 that eventually wouldn't start from anyone. This happened again, and I found my left hand weak and awkward. I tried...
by ryanf1023
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3
Replies: 434
Views: 62169

Re: 24 Touring Barn Car Revival - Part 3

I think a black era touring is the most humbling T, and yours has a fantastic look. Watching the progress makes me aspire to get one just like that at some point when I’m older.

Well done! I enjoy following
by ryanf1023
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 3701

Re: Magneto vs Battery

Thanks everyone. I enjoyed reading all of your responses!
by ryanf1023
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Magneto vs Battery
Replies: 18
Views: 3701

Magneto vs Battery

A curiosity question from me Why does a T run better on mag than on battery? Is this actually the case or is it a myth? Is it a stronger spark? If so, once combustion occurs, does the size of spark even make a difference to the explosion? I'm not a T owner, but in several years I would like to get m...